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Security Threats to the Optimized Link State Routing Protocol Version 2 (OLSRv2) (RFC8116) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000250077D
Original Publication Date: 2017-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2017-May-27
Document File: 52 page(s) / 59K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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T. Clausen: AUTHOR [+2]


The Optimized Link State Routing Protocol version 2 (OLSRv2) [RFC7181] is a successor to OLSR [RFC3626] as a routing protocol for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANETs). OLSRv2 retains the same basic algorithms as its predecessor; however, it offers various improvements, e.g., a modular and flexible architecture allowing extensions (such as for security) to be developed as add-ons to the basic protocol. Such building blocks and modules include [RFC5148], [RFC5444], [RFC5497], [RFC6130], [RFC7182], [RFC7183], [RFC7187], [RFC7188], [RFC7466], etc.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                        T. Clausen Request for Comments: 8116 Category: Informational                                       U. Herberg ISSN: 2070-1721                                                                    J. Yi                                                      Ecole Polytechnique                                                                 May 2017

                         Security Threats to the         Optimized Link State Routing Protocol Version 2 (OLSRv2)


   This document analyzes common security threats to the Optimized Link    State Routing Protocol version 2 (OLSRv2) and describes their    potential impacts on Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANET) operations.  It    also analyzes which of these security vulnerabilities can be    mitigated when using the mandatory-to-implement security mechanisms    for OLSRv2 and how the vulnerabilities are mitigated.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is    published for informational purposes.

   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).  Not all documents    approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet    Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 7841.

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

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 RFC 8116                     OLSRv2 Threats                     May 2017

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