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A Childless Initiation of the Internet Key Exchange Version 2 (IKEv2) Security Association (SA) (RFC6023) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000200414D
Original Publication Date: 2010-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Oct-11
Document File: 14 page(s) / 13K

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Y. Nir: AUTHOR [+4]


IKEv2, as specified in [RFC5996], requires that the IKE_AUTH exchange try to create a Child SA along with the IKEv2 SA. This requirement is sometimes inconvenient or superfluous, as some implementations need to use IKEv2 for authentication only, while others would like to set up the IKEv2 SA before there is any actual traffic to protect. The extension described in this document allows the creation of an IKEv2 SA without also attempting to create a Child SA. The terms IKEv2, IKEv2 SA, and Child SA and the various IKEv2 exchanges are defined in [RFC5996]

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Independent Submission                                            Y. Nir Request for Comments: 6023                                   Check Point Category: Experimental                                     H. Tschofenig ISSN: 2070-1721                                                      NSN                                                                  H. Deng                                                             China Mobile                                                                 R. Singh                                                                    Cisco                                                             October 2010

                        A Childless Initiation of  the Internet Key Exchange Version 2 (IKEv2) Security Association (SA)


   This document describes an extension to the Internet Key Exchange    version 2 (IKEv2) protocol that allows an IKEv2 Security Association    (SA) to be created and authenticated without generating a Child SA.

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   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is    published for examination, experimental implementation, and    evaluation.

   This document defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet    community.  This is a contribution to the RFC Series, independently    of any other RFC stream.  The RFC Editor has chosen to publish this    document at its discretion and makes no statement about its value for    implementation or deployment.  Documents approved for publication by    the RFC Editor are not a candidate for any level of Internet    Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at

 Nir, et al.                   Experimental                      [Page 1]
 RFC 6023               Childless IKEv2 Initiation           October 2010

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