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Integrity Protection for the Neighborhood Discovery Protocol (NHDP) and Optimized Link State Routing Protocol Version 2 (OLSRv2) (RFC7183) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000236184D
Original Publication Date: 2014-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2014-Apr-11
Document File: 30 page(s) / 33K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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U. Herberg: AUTHOR [+3]


This specification updates [RFC6130] and [RFC7181] by defining mandatory-to-implement security mechanisms (for integrity and replay protection). A deployment of these protocols may choose to employ an alternative(s) to these mechanisms; in particular, it may choose to protect packets rather than messages, it may choose to use an alternative Integrity Check Value (ICV) with preferred properties, and/or it may use an alternative timestamp. A deployment may choose to use no such security mechanisms, but this is not recommended.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                        U. Herberg Request for Comments: 7183               Fujitsu Laboratories of America Updates: 6130, 7181                                          C. Dearlove Category: Standards Track                                BAE Systems ATC ISSN: 2070-1721                                               T. Clausen                                                 LIX, Ecole Polytechnique                                                               April 2014

 Integrity Protection for the Neighborhood Discovery Protocol (NHDP) and         Optimized Link State Routing Protocol Version 2 (OLSRv2)


   This document specifies integrity and replay protection for the    Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANET) Neighborhood Discovery Protocol (NHDP)    and the Optimized Link State Routing Protocol version 2 (OLSRv2).    This protection is achieved by using an HMAC-SHA-256 Integrity Check    Value (ICV) TLV and a Timestamp TLV based on Portable Operating    System Interface (POSIX) time.

   The mechanism in this specification can also be used for other    protocols that use the generalized packet/message format described in    RFC 5444.

   This document updates RFC 6130 and RFC 7181 by mandating the    implementation of this integrity and replay protection in NHDP and    OLSRv2.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force    (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has    received public review and has been approved for publication by the    Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on    Internet Standards is available in 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

Herberg, et al.              Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 7183        Integrity Protection for NHDP and OLSRv2      April 2014

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