Authentication/Confidentiality for OSPFv3
RFC 4552

Approval announcement
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From: The IESG <iesg-secretary@ietf.org>
To: IETF-Announce <ietf-announce@ietf.org>
Cc: Internet Architecture Board <iab@iab.org>,
    RFC Editor <rfc-editor@rfc-editor.org>, 
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Subject: Protocol Action: 'Authentication/Confidentiality for 
         OSPFv3' to Proposed Standard 

The IESG has approved the following document:

- 'Authentication/Confidentiality for OSPFv3 '
   <draft-ietf-ospf-ospfv3-auth-09.txt> as a Proposed Standard

This document is the product of the Open Shortest Path First IGP Working 
Group. 

The IESG contact persons are Bill Fenner and Ross Callon.

A URL of this Internet-Draft is:
http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-ospf-ospfv3-auth-09.txt

Technical Summary
 
   This document describes mechanisms to provide
   authentication/confidentiality to OSPFv3 using IPv6 AH/ESP Extension
   Header.

   In Open Shortest Path First - Version 3 (OSPFv3) for IPv6,
   authentication fields have been removed from the OSPF headers. When
   running over IPv6, OSPF relies on the IPv6 Authentication Header (AH)
   and IPv6 Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP) to ensure integrity,
   authentication and/or confidentiality of routing exchanges.
 
Working Group Summary
 
   There was consensus within the working group to publish
   this document on the Standards track.
 
Protocol Quality
 
  Bill Fenner reviewed this document for the IESG.