Re: The TCP and UDP checksum algorithm may soon need updating

Nico Williams <nico@cryptonector.com> Fri, 05 June 2020 18:18 UTC

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From: Nico Williams <nico@cryptonector.com>
To: Michael Richardson <mcr+ietf@sandelman.ca>
Cc: Stewart Bryant <stewart.bryant@gmail.com>, Craig Partridge <craig@tereschau.net>, ietf@ietf.org
Subject: Re: The TCP and UDP checksum algorithm may soon need updating
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On Fri, Jun 05, 2020 at 12:59:56PM -0400, Michael Richardson wrote:
> I think that we must assume some amount of bit flips in memory between MACs
> (meaning both MAC CRC and MAC devices).   I wonder if this has also gotten
> worse now that ethernet controllers can calculate (and segment) traffic.
> 
> /me pines for ubiquitous deployment of AH.

Isn't it deprecated?  It's just ESP w/ AEAD ciphers / cipher modes now.