MIPv6 Security: Assessment of Proposals

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Authors Gabriel Montenegro  , Alexandre Petrescu 
Last updated 2001-11-19
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The IESG has identified several security issues with the current Mobile IPv6 specification [MIPv6]. A subsequent effort [MIPv6SecReq] details the security threats introduced by MIPv6. Two major issues are (1) how to obtain a security association between an arbitrary MN and CN such that the binding update (BU) is secure, and, assuming such a mechanism is in place, (2) how to secure the individual BU messages. This document is an assessment of the proposed solutions for problem (1).


Gabriel Montenegro (gabriel_montenegro_2000@yahoo.com)
Alexandre Petrescu (alexandru.petrescu@motorola.com)

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