Guidelines for Specifying the Use of IPsec Version 2
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <firstname.lastname@example.org>, RFC Editor <email@example.com> Subject: Protocol Action: 'Guidelines for Specifying the Use of IPsec Version 2' to BCP The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Guidelines for Specifying the Use of IPsec Version 2 ' <draft-bellovin-useipsec-11.txt> as a BCP This document has been reviewed in the IETF but is not the product of an IETF Working Group. The IESG contact person is Tim Polk. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-bellovin-useipsec-11.txt
Technical Summary The Security Considerations sections of many Internet Drafts say, in effect, "just use IPsec". While this is sometimes correct, more often it will leave users without real, interoperable security mechanisms. This document offers some guidance on when IPsec should and should not be specified. Working Group Summary This is an individual contribution, but it was posted to the SAAG mail list to obtain some review. Protocol Quality This document was reviewed by Russ Housley for the IESG.