[rfc-dist] RFC 7018 on Auto-Discovery VPN Problem Statement and Requirements

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        RFC 7018

        Title:      Auto-Discovery VPN Problem Statement and 
        Author:     V. Manral, S. Hanna
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       September 2013
        Mailbox:    vishwas.manral at hp.com, 
                    shanna at juniper.net
        Pages:      12
        Characters: 27284
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-ipsecme-ad-vpn-problem-09.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc7018.txt

This document describes the problem of enabling a large number of
systems to communicate directly using IPsec to protect the traffic
between them.  It then expands on the requirements for such a

Manual configuration of all possible tunnels is too cumbersome in
many such cases.  In other cases, the IP addresses of endpoints
change, or the endpoints may be behind NAT gateways, making static
configuration impossible.  The Auto-Discovery VPN solution will
address these requirements.

This document is a product of the IP Security Maintenance and Extensions Working Group of the IETF.

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