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RFC 4303, "IP Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP)", December 2005

Source of RFC: ipsec (sec)

Errata ID: 859
Status: Held for Document Update
Type: Editorial
Publication Format(s) : TEXT

Reported By: Alfred Hoenes
Date Reported: 2006-03-01
Held for Document Update by: Pasi Eronen


The 'version numbering' issue (as reported as item (6) for RFC 4302)

I would have appreciated the introduction of an explicit version
numbering for ESP, e.g. rename:
      ESP as per RFC 1827  to  ESPv1,
      ESP as per RFC 2406  to  ESPv2  or  ESPv2.0,   and
      ESP as per RFC 4303  to  ESPv3  or  ESPv2.1
(or similar).

This would make it easier to specify / identify versions and/or
version specific behaviour in implementations, without having
to refer to the RFC numbers explicitely. (Similar numbering has
proven very useful with protocols like BGP, SNMP, IMAP, POP, etc.)


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