[rfc-dist] RFC 6380 on Suite B Profile for Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)

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        RFC 6380

        Title:      Suite B Profile for Internet 
                    Protocol Security (IPsec) 
        Author:     K. Burgin, M. Peck
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       October 2011
        Mailbox:    kwburgi at tycho.ncsc.mil, 
                    mpeck at mitre.org
        Pages:      10
        Characters: 21769
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-burgin-ipsec-suiteb-profile-02.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6380.txt

The United States Government has published guidelines for "NSA
Suite B Cryptography" dated July, 2005, which defines cryptographic
algorithm policy for national security applications.  This document
specifies the conventions for using Suite B cryptography in IP
Security (IPsec).

Since many of the Suite B algorithms are used in other environments,
the majority of the conventions needed for the Suite B
algorithms are already specified in other documents.  This document
references the source of these conventions, with some relevant
detail repeated to aid developers who choose to support Suite B.
This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is
published for informational purposes.

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