[tcpm] RFC 5926 on Cryptographic Algorithms for the TCP Authentication Option (TCP-AO)

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Subject: [tcpm] RFC 5926 on Cryptographic Algorithms for the TCP Authentication Option (TCP-AO)
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        RFC 5926

        Title:      Cryptographic Algorithms for the TCP 
                    Authentication Option (TCP-AO) 
        Author:     G. Lebovitz, E. Rescorla
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       June 2010
        Mailbox:    gregory.ietf@gmail.com, 
                    ekr@rtfm.com
        Pages:      15
        Characters: 31010
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-tcpm-tcp-ao-crypto-03.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5926.txt

The TCP Authentication Option (TCP-AO) relies on security algorithms
to provide authentication between two end-points.  There are many
such algorithms available, and two TCP-AO systems cannot interoperate
unless they are using the same algorithms.  This document specifies
the algorithms and attributes that can be used in TCP-AO's current
manual keying mechanism and provides the interface for future message
authentication codes (MACs).  [STANDARD TRACK]

This document is a product of the TCP Maintenance and Minor Extensions Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

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