[rfc-dist] RFC 3723 on Securing Block Storage Protocols over IP

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        RFC 3723

        Title:      Securing Block Storage Protocols over IP
        Author(s):  B. Aboba, J. Tseng, J. Walker, V. Rangan,
                    F. Travostino
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       April 2004
        Mailbox:    bernarda at microsoft.com, joshtseng at yahoo.com,
                    jesse.walker at intel.com, vrangan at brocade.com,
                    travos at nortelnetworks.com
        Pages:      70
        Characters: 171673
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:    None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-ips-security-19.txt

        URL:        ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc3723.txt

This document discusses how to secure block storage and storage
discovery protocols running over IP (Internet Protocol) using IPsec
and IKE (Internet Key Exchange).  Threat models and security protocols
are developed for iSCSI (Internet Protocol Small Computer System
Interface), iFCP (Internet Fibre Channel Storage Networking) and FCIP
(Fibre Channel over TCP/IP), as well as the iSNS (Internet Storage
Name Server) and SLPv2 (Service Location Protocol v2) discovery
protocols.  Performance issues and resource constraints are analyzed.

This document is a product of the IP Storage Working Group of the

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for
the Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions
for improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the
"Internet Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the
standardization state and status of this protocol.  Distribution
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