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Security Considerations for Signaling Transport (SIGTRAN) Protocols (RFC3788)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000029104D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Jun-16
Document File: 14 page(s) / 27K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

J. Loughney: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

This document discusses how Transport Layer Security (TLS) and IPsec can be used to secure communication for SIGTRAN protocols. The main goal is to recommend the minimum security means that a SIGTRAN node must implement in order to attain secured communication. The support of IPsec is mandatory for all nodes running SIGTRAN protocols. TLS support is optional.

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Network Working Group                                        J. Loughney

Request for Comments: 3788                         Nokia Research Center

Category: Standards Track                                 M. Tuexen, Ed.

                                      Univ. of Applied Sciences Muenster

                                                        J. Pastor-Balbas

                                                    Ericsson Espana S.A.

                                                               June 2004

                      Security Considerations for

                Signaling Transport (SIGTRAN) Protocols

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).

Abstract

   This document discusses how Transport Layer Security (TLS) and IPsec

   can be used to secure communication for SIGTRAN protocols.  The main

   goal is to recommend the minimum security means that a SIGTRAN node

   must implement in order to attain secured communication.  The support

   of IPsec is mandatory for all nodes running SIGTRAN protocols.  TLS

   support is optional.

Loughney, et al.            Standards Track                     [Page 1]

RFC 3788                    SIGTRAN Security                   June 2004

Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2

       1.1.  Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2

       1.2.  Abbreviations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3

   2.  Convention . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3

   3.  Security in Telephony Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4

   4.  Threats and Goals  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4

   5.  IPsec Usage  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6

   6.  TLS Usage  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7

   7.  Support of IPsec and TLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8

   8.  Peer-to-Peer Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9

   9.  Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

   10. IANA Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

   11. Acknowled...