LSR and packet filters
Alex "Mr. Worf" Yuriev
alex at netaxs.com
Sun Sep 14 07:49:44 UTC 1997
> >> a packet transmitted between two nonfaulty end systems A
> >> and B will have a high probability of being delivered,
> >> provided that at least one path consists of nonfaulty
> >> components connects the two end systems. [...] The
> >> network layer makes no attempt to keep conversations
> >> private. If privacy is necessary, encryption must be
> >> done at a higher layer. Also, the network layer need not
> >> certify data that it delivers. For instance, it is
> >> possible for some malicious node C to generate data, get
> >> it delivered to B, and claim that the data was from A.
> >> It is up to the higher layer in B to differentiate
> >> between corrupted or counterfeit data and real data,
> >> using known cryptographic techniques".
> >Well, then he is *WRONG*. Authentication and privacy should be a function
> >of the network layer, not the application layer because it is a lot easier
> >to attack application layer encryption compared to lower layers.
> Radia is a she. Anyone who has been in this field for more than 2 years
> should know that even if you can't guess what tli or pst or Yakov are :-)
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