RIP-II MD5 Authentication

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (ripv2 WG)
Authors Fred Baker  , Randall Atkinson 
Last updated 1997-03-07
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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Growth in the Internet has made us aware of the need for improved authentication of routing information. RIP-II provides for unauthenticated service (as in classical RIP), or password authentication. Both are vulnerable to passive attacks currently widespread in the Internet. Well-understood security issues exist in routing protocols [4]. Clear text passwords, currently specified for use with RIP-II, are no longer considered sufficient [5].


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