[rfc-dist] RFC 3631 on Security Mechanisms for the Internet

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        RFC 3631

        Title:      Security Mechanisms for the Internet
        Author(s):  S. Bellovin, J. Schiller, C. Kaufman, Eds.
        Status:     Informational
        Date:       December 2003
        Mailbox:    bellovin@acm.org, jis@mit.edu,
                    charliek@microsoft.com
        Pages:      20
        Characters: 47064
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:    None

        I-D Tag:    draft-iab-secmech-03.txt

        URL:        ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc3631.txt


Security must be built into Internet Protocols for those protocols to
offer their services securely.  Many security problems can be traced
to improper implementations.  However, even a proper implementation
will have security problems if the fundamental protocol is itself
exploitable.  Exactly how security should be implemented in a
protocol will vary, because of the structure of the protocol itself.
However, there are many protocols for which standard Internet
security mechanisms, already developed, may be applicable.  The
precise one that is appropriate in any given situation can vary.  We
review a number of different choices, explaining the properties of
each.

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Joyce K. Reynolds and Sandy Ginoza
USC/Information Sciences Institute

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