draft-ietf-ipsecme-esp-ah-reqts-06.txt   draft-ietf-ipsecme-esp-ah-reqts-07.txt 
Network Working Group D. McGrew Network Working Group D. McGrew
Internet-Draft Cisco Systems Internet-Draft Cisco Systems
Obsoletes: 4835 (if approved) P. Hoffman Obsoletes: 4835 (if approved) P. Hoffman
Intended status: Standards Track VPN Consortium Intended status: Standards Track VPN Consortium
Expires: October 20, 2014 April 18, 2014 Expires: October 20, 2014 April 18, 2014
Cryptographic Algorithm Implementation Requirements and Usage Guidance Cryptographic Algorithm Implementation Requirements and Usage Guidance
for Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP) and Authentication Header (AH) for Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP) and Authentication Header (AH)
draft-ietf-ipsecme-esp-ah-reqts-06 draft-ietf-ipsecme-esp-ah-reqts-07
Abstract Abstract
This Internet Draft is standards track proposal to update to the This Internet Draft is a standards track proposal to update the
Cryptographic Algorithm Implementation Requirements for ESP and AH; Cryptographic Algorithm Implementation Requirements for ESP and AH;
it also adds usage guidance to help in the selection of these it also adds usage guidance to help in the selection of these
algorithms. algorithms.
The Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP) and Authentication Header The Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP) and Authentication Header
(AH) protocols makes use of various cryptographic algorithms to (AH) protocols make use of various cryptographic algorithms to
provide confidentiality and/or data origin authentication to provide confidentiality and/or data origin authentication to
protected data communications in the IP Security (IPsec) protected data communications in the IP Security (IPsec)
architecture. To ensure interoperability between disparate architecture. To ensure interoperability between disparate
implementations, the IPsec standard specifies a set of mandatory-to- implementations, the IPsec standard specifies a set of mandatory-to-
implement algorithms. This document specifies the current set of implement algorithms. This document specifies the current set of
mandatory-to-implement algorithms for ESP and AH, specifies mandatory-to-implement algorithms for ESP and AH, specifies
algorithms that should be implemented because they may be promoted to algorithms that should be implemented because they may be promoted to
mandatory at some future time, and also recommends against the mandatory at some future time, and also recommends against the
implementation of some obsolete algorithms. Usage guidance is also implementation of some obsolete algorithms. Usage guidance is also
provided to help the user of ESP and AH best achieve their security provided to help the user of ESP and AH best achieve their security
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