Requirements for PW Security

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To date IETF's security suite has been entirely IP-centric, IPsec only being applicable to IP packets. This document addresses security requirements for MPLS pseudowires. We investigate security considerations arising from the PWE3 architecture, and discuss example threats, authentication, and confidentiality.


Yaakov Stein (

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