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This draft is a work item of the Inter-Domain Routing Working Group of the IETF.
Title : Protection of BGP Sessions via the TCP MD5 Signature
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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