[rfc-dist] RFC 6181 on Threat Analysis for TCP Extensions for Multipath Operation with Multiple Addresses

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        RFC 6181

        Title:      Threat Analysis for TCP Extensions 
                    for Multipath Operation with Multiple Addresses 
        Author:     M. Bagnulo
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       March 2011
        Mailbox:    marcelo at it.uc3m.es
        Pages:      17
        Characters: 44251
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-mptcp-threat-08.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6181.txt

Multipath TCP (MPTCP for short) describes the extensions proposed for
TCP so that endpoints of a given TCP connection can use multiple
paths to exchange data.  Such extensions enable the exchange of
segments using different source-destination address pairs, resulting
in the capability of using multiple paths in a significant number of
scenarios.  Some level of multihoming and mobility support can be
achieved through these extensions.  However, the support for multiple
IP addresses per endpoint may have implications on the security of
the resulting MPTCP.  This note includes a threat analysis for MPTCP.
This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is
published for informational purposes.

This document is a product of the Multipath TCP Working Group of the IETF.

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