RFC 4543

The Use of Galois Message Authentication Code (GMAC) in IPsec ESP and AH, May 2006

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4543.txt
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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Authors:
D. McGrew
J. Viega
Stream:
IETF
Source:
NON WORKING GROUP

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC4543

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Abstract

This memo describes the use of the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) Galois Message Authentication Code (GMAC) as a mechanism to provide data origin authentication, but not confidentiality, within the IPsec Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP) and Authentication Header (AH). GMAC is based on the Galois/Counter Mode (GCM) of operation, and can be efficiently implemented in hardware for speeds of 10 gigabits per second and above, and is also well-suited to software implementations. [STANDARDS-TRACK]


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