[rfc-dist] RFC 5310 on IS-IS Generic Cryptographic Authentication

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        RFC 5310

        Title:      IS-IS Generic Cryptographic Authentication 
        Author:     M. Bhatia, V. Manral,
                    T. Li, R. Atkinson,
                    R. White, M. Fanto
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       February 2009
        Mailbox:    manav at alcatel-lucent.com, 
                    vishwas at ipinfusion.com, 
                    tony.li at tony.li, rja at extremenetworks.com, 
                    riw at cisco.com, mfanto at aegisdatasecurity.com
        Pages:      12
        Characters: 24521
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-isis-hmac-sha-07.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5310.txt

This document proposes an extension to Intermediate System to
Intermediate System (IS-IS) to allow the use of any cryptographic
authentication algorithm in addition to the already-documented
authentication schemes, described in the base specification and RFC
5304.  IS-IS is specified in International Standards Organization
(ISO) 10589, with extensions to support Internet Protocol version 4
(IPv4) described in RFC 1195.

Although this document has been written specifically for using the
Hashed Message Authentication Code (HMAC) construct along with the
Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA) family of cryptographic hash functions,
the method described in this document is generic and can be used to
extend IS-IS to support any cryptographic hash function in the

This document is a product of the IS-IS for IP Internets Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

STANDARDS TRACK: This document specifies an Internet standards track
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