[btns] RFC 5386 on Better-Than-Nothing Security: An Unauthenticated Mode of IPsec

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        RFC 5386

        Title:      Better-Than-Nothing Security: An Unauthenticated Mode 
                    of IPsec 
        Author:     N. Williams, M. Richardson
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       November 2008
        Mailbox:    Nicolas.Williams at sun.com, 
                    mcr at sandelman.ottawa.on.ca
        Pages:      11
        Characters: 23103
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-btns-core-07.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5386.txt

This document specifies how to use the Internet Key Exchange (IKE)
protocols, such as IKEv1 and IKEv2, to setup "unauthenticated"
security associations (SAs) for use with the IPsec Encapsulating
Security Payload (ESP) and the IPsec Authentication Header (AH).  No
changes to IKEv2 bits-on-the-wire are required, but Peer
Authorization Database (PAD) and Security Policy Database (SPD)
extensions are specified.  Unauthenticated IPsec is herein referred
to by its popular acronym, "BTNS" (Better-Than-Nothing Security).  

This document is a product of the Better-Than-Nothing Security Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

STANDARDS TRACK: 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
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