[rfc-dist] RFC 3631 on Security Mechanisms for the Internet
Thu, 18 Dec 2003 16:26:59 -0800
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Title: Security Mechanisms for the Internet
Author(s): S. Bellovin, J. Schiller, C. Kaufman, Eds.
Date: December 2003
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I-D Tag: draft-iab-secmech-03.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
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Joyce K. Reynolds and Sandy Ginoza
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