In-Band Authentication Extension for Protocol Independent Multicast

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Existing security mechanisms for the Protocol Independent Multicast - Sparse Mode (PIM-SM) routing protocol mandates the use of IPsec to provide message authenticity and integrity. This draft proposes an embedded authentication mechanism to facilitate data origin authentication and integrity verification for PIM packets in the cases where IPsec cannot be applied.


Manav Bhatia (
Dacheng Zhang (
Bharat Joshi (

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