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Key Change Strategies for TCP-MD5

Bellovin, Steven Michael

The TCP-MD5 option is most commonly used to secure BGP sessions between routers. However, changing the long-term key is difficult, since the change needs to be synchronized between different organizations. We describe single-ended strategies that will permit (mostly) unsynchronized key changes.

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Academic Units
Computer Science
Publisher
IETF Trust
Series
RFC, 4808
Published Here
June 30, 2010