Re: [IPsec] WESP - Roadmap Ahead

Daniel Migault <mglt.ietf@gmail.com> Thu, 12 November 2009 05:44 UTC

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Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2009 06:44:27 +0100
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From: Daniel Migault <mglt.ietf@gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: [IPsec] WESP - Roadmap Ahead
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On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 5:30 AM, Jack Kohn <kohn.jack@gmail.com>; wrote:

> >
> > Whoops, I was wrong. I looked at 4552 and they do cite ESP-NULL (although
> > they never refer to it that way) as a MUST, and AH as a MAY.
>
> Ok, so can we work on deprecating AH? This way new standards defined
> in other WGs dont have to provide support for AH.
>
>
AH is a security feature we need to keep for header authentication. Other WG
may chose not to deal with AH and only consider ESP. I don't see what's
wrong with that?

 Regards

Daniel
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