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I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-ipsec-ciph-sha-256-00.txt



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	Title		: The HMAC-SHA-256-96 Algorithm and Its Use With IPsec
	Author(s)	: S. Frankel, S. Kelly
	Filename	: draft-ietf-ipsec-ciph-sha-256-00.txt
	Pages		: 8
	Date		: 16-Nov-01
	
Ths document describes the use of the HMAC algorithm in conjunction
with the SHA-256 algorithm as an authentication mechanism within the
context of the IPsec Authentication Header and the IPsec Encapsulat-
ing Security Payload. HMAC with SHA-256 provides data origin authen-
tication and integrity protection. This version of the HMAC-SHA-256
authenticator specifies truncation to 96 bits, and is therefore named
HMAC-SHA-256-96.

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