[rfc-dist] RFC 6862 on Keying and Authentication for Routing Protocols (KARP) Overview, Threats, and Requirements

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        RFC 6862

        Title:      Keying and Authentication for Routing 
                    Protocols (KARP) Overview, Threats, and Requirements 
        Author:     G. Lebovitz, M. Bhatia,
                    B. Weis
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       March 2013
        Mailbox:    gregory.ietf at gmail.com, 
                    manav.bhatia at alcatel-lucent.com, 
                    bew at cisco.com
        Pages:      26
        Characters: 67802
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-karp-threats-reqs-07.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6862.txt

Different routing protocols employ different mechanisms for securing
protocol packets on the wire.  While most already have some method
for accomplishing cryptographic message authentication, in many cases
the existing methods are dated, vulnerable to attack, and employ
cryptographic algorithms that have been deprecated.  The "Keying and
Authentication for Routing Protocols" (KARP) effort aims to overhaul
and improve these mechanisms.  This document does not contain
protocol specifications.  Instead, it defines the areas where
protocol specification work is needed.  This document is a companion
document to RFC 6518, "Keying and Authentication for Routing
Protocols (KARP) Design Guidelines"; together they form the guidance
and instruction KARP design teams will use to review and overhaul
routing protocol transport security.

This document is a product of the Keying and Authentication for Routing Protocols Working Group of the IETF.

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