BCP 146

RFC 5406

Guidelines for Specifying the Use of IPsec Version 2, February 2009

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5406.txt
File formats:
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Status:
BEST CURRENT PRACTICE
Author:
S. Bellovin
Stream:
IETF
Source:
NON WORKING GROUP

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC5406

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Abstract

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 memo offers some guidance on when IPsec Version 2 should and should not be specified. This document specifies an Internet Best Current Practices for the Internet Community, and requests discussion and suggestions for improvements.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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