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I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-idr-rfc2385bis-01.txt



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	Title		: Protection of BGP Sessions via the TCP MD5 Signature 
                          Option
	Author(s)	: A. Heffernan
	Filename	: draft-ietf-idr-rfc2385bis-01.txt
	Pages		: 6
	Date		: 05-Mar-02
	
This memo describes a TCP extension to enhance security for BGP.  It
defines a new TCP option for carrying an MD5 [RFC1321] digest in a
TCP segment.  This digest acts like a signature for that segment,
incorporating information known only to the connection end points.
Since BGP uses TCP as its transport, using this option in the way
described in this paper significantly reduces the danger from certain
security attacks on BGP

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