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Internet Protocol Security Protocol (IPSEC) Charter
- James Zmuda <email@example.com>
- Paul Lambert <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Description of Working Group
Rapid advances in communication technology have accentuated the need
for security in the Internet. The IP Security Protocol Working Group
(IPSEC) will develop mechanisms to protect client protocols of IP.
A security protocol in the network layer will be developed to provide
cryptographic security services that will flexibly support combinations
of authentication, integrity, access control, and confidentiality. The
protocol formats for the IP Security Protocol (IPSP) will be independent of
the cryptographic algorithm. The preliminary goals will specifically
pursue host-to-host security followed by subnet-to-subnet and
Protocol and cryptographic techniques will also be developed to support
the key management requirements of the network layer security. The key
management will be specified as an application layer protocol that is
independent of the lower layer security protocol. The protocol will
initially support public key-based techniques. Flexibility in the
protocol will allow eventual support of Key Distribution Center (KDC -
such as Kerberos) and manual distribution approaches.
Goals and Milestones
- Jun 1993
- Post as an Internet-Draft the IP Security Protocol.
- Jul 1993
- Post as an Interenet-Draft the specification for Internet key management.
- Nov 1993
- Report on pilot implementation of the IP Security Protocol. Update Protocol as needed.
- Mar 1994
- Report on pilot implementation of the Internet Key Management Protocol. Update Internet-Draft as needed.
- Jul 1994
- Submit the IP Security Protocol to the IESG for consideration as a Proposed Standard.
- Jul 1994
- Submit the Internet Key Management Protocol to the IESG for consideration as a Proposed Standard.