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Securing Block Storage Protocols over IP (RFC3723)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000028120D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-27

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

B. Aboba: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

This document discusses how to secure block storage and storage discovery protocols running over IP (Internet Protocol) using IPsec and IKE (Internet Key Exchange). Threat models and security protocols are developed for iSCSI (Internet Protocol Small Computer System Interface), iFCP (Internet Fibre Channel Storage Networking) and FCIP (Fibre Channel over TCP/IP), as well as the iSNS (Internet Storage Name Server) and SLPv2 (Service Location Protocol v2) discovery protocols. Performance issues and resource constraints are analyzed.

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Network Working Group                                           B. Aboba

Request for Comments: 3723                                     Microsoft

Category: Standards Track                                       J. Tseng

                                                      McDATA Corporation

                                                               J. Walker

                                                                   Intel

                                                               V. Rangan

                                     Brocade Communications Systems Inc.

                                                           F. Travostino

                                                         Nortel Networks

                                                              April 2004

                Securing Block Storage Protocols over IP

Status of this Memo

   This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the

   Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for

   improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet

   Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state

   and status of this protocol.  Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2004).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   This document discusses how to secure block storage and storage

   discovery protocols running over IP (Internet Protocol) using IPsec

   and IKE (Internet Key Exchange).  Threat models and security

   protocols are developed for iSCSI (Internet Protocol Small Computer

   System Interface), iFCP (Internet Fibre Channel Storage Networking)

   and FCIP (Fibre Channel over TCP/IP), as well as the iSNS (Internet

   Storage Name Server) and SLPv2 (Service Location Protocol v2)

   discovery protocols.  Performance issues and resource constraints are

   analyzed.

Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction .................................................  3

       1.1.  iSCSI Overview .........................................  3

       1.2.  iFCP Overview ..........................................  4

       1.3.  FCIP Overview ..........................................  4

       1.4.  IPsec Overview .........................................  4

       1.5.  Terminology ...................................