Requirements for an IPsec API

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Last updated 2006-04-14
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Given the open nature of the Internet today, application protocols require strong security. IPsec's wire protocols appear to meet the requirements of many protocols. The lack of a common model for application-layer interfaces has complicated use of IPsec by upper- layer protocols. This document provides an overview of facilities which a host IPsec implementation should provide to applications to allow them to both observe and influence how IPsec protects their communications.


Michael Richardson (
Bill Sommerfeld (

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