large scale ipsec

Christopher Morrow morrowc.lists at
Fri Nov 1 18:11:54 UTC 2013

On Fri, Nov 1, 2013 at 1:06 PM, Jan Schaumann <jschauma at> wrote:
> Christopher Morrow <morrowc.lists at> wrote:
>> One might look at MS's documentation about deploying end-to-end ipsec
>> in their enterprise for one example of peer-to-peer ubiquitous ipsec.
> This is interesting and kind of what I'm looking for.  Do you have a
> pointer to this documentation?

sadly I can't find what I once read :( damned webcrawler search!!!

> My apologies for not having defined "large scale" in my original mail.
> What I had in mind was, basically, environments ranging with multiple
> datacenters (possibly across the globe) pushing tens of gb/s or more.

that's probably a different problem to solve, unless you wanted to
push the crypto down to the server/workstation level, which seems like
a more reasonable answer, for a number of reasons, provided you can do
key management and fault isolation.

One good reason to not do link encryption is: "the problem is that
whackadoodle box you put outside the router!" :( most often those
boxes can't do light-level monitoring, loopbacks, etc... all the stuff
your NOC wants to do when 'link flapped,doh!' happens.


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