[rfc-dist] BCP 146, RFC 5406 on Guidelines for Specifying the Use of IPsec Version 2

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        BCP 146        
        RFC 5406

        Title:      Guidelines for Specifying the Use 
                    of IPsec Version 2 
        Author:     S. Bellovin
        Status:     Best Current Practice
        Date:       February 2009
        Mailbox:    bellovin at acm.org
        Pages:      13
        Characters: 30393
        See Also:   BCP0146

        I-D Tag:    draft-bellovin-useipsec-10.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5406.txt

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.


BCP: This document specifies an Internet Best Current Practices for the
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