[rfc-dist] RFC 6039 on Issues with Existing Cryptographic Protection Methods for Routing Protocols

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        RFC 6039

        Title:      Issues with Existing Cryptographic Protection 
                    Methods for Routing Protocols 
        Author:     V. Manral, M. Bhatia,
                    J. Jaeggli, R. White
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       October 2010
        Mailbox:    vishwas at ipinfusion.com, 
                    manav.bhatia at alcatel-lucent.com, 
                    joel.jaeggli at nokia.com,  riw at cisco.com
        Pages:      21
        Characters: 50788
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-opsec-routing-protocols-crypto-issues-07.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6039.txt

Routing protocols have been extended over time to use cryptographic
mechanisms to ensure that data received from a neighboring router
has not been modified in transit and actually originated from an
authorized neighboring router.

The cryptographic mechanisms defined to date and described in this
document rely on a digest produced with a hash algorithm applied to
the payload encapsulated in the routing protocol packet.

This document outlines some of the limitations of the current
mechanism, problems with manual keying of these cryptographic
algorithms, and possible vectors for the exploitation of these
limitations.  This document is not an Internet Standards Track 
specification; it is published for informational purposes.

This document is a product of the Operational Security Capabilities for IP Network Infrastructure Working Group of the IETF.

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