AH is pretty useless and perhaps should be deprecated

sfouant at shortestpathfirst.net sfouant at shortestpathfirst.net
Sat Nov 14 03:09:18 UTC 2009

I've seen some vendor implementations in which ESP actually outperformed AH during performance testing... go figure...

Stefan Fouant
------Original Message------
From: Jack Kohn
To: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: AH is pretty useless and perhaps should be deprecated
Sent: Nov 13, 2009 7:22 PM


Interesting discussion on the utility of Authentication Header (AH) in


Post explaining that AH even though protecting the source and
destination IP addresses is really not good enough.


What do folks feel? Do they see themselves using AH in the future?
IMO, ESP and WESP are good enough and we dont need to support AH any
more ..


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