[rfc-dist] RFC 3706 on A Traffic-Based Method of Detecting Dead Internet

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        RFC 3706

        Title:      A Traffic-Based Method of Detecting Dead Internet
                    Key Exchange (IKE) Peers
        Author(s):  G. Huang, S. Beaulieu, D. Rochefort
        Status:     Informational
        Date:       February 2004
        Mailbox:    ghuang@cisco.com, stephane@cisco.com,
        Pages:      13
        Characters: 30196
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:    None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-ipsec-dpd-04.txt

        URL:        ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc3706.txt

This document describes the method detecting a dead Internet Key
Exchange (IKE) peer that is presently in use by a number of vendors.
The method, called Dead Peer Detection (DPD) uses IPSec traffic
patterns to minimize the number of IKE messages that are needed to
confirm liveness.  DPD, like other keepalive mechanisms, is needed to
determine when to perform IKE peer failover, and to reclaim lost

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