[e2e] How TCP might look with always there ESP

Douglas Otis dotis at sanlight.net
Tue Jul 17 11:53:00 PDT 2001


For which cases would ESP digests appear weaker than a 16 bit TCP checksum?


> >First we would drop the CRC checksum.  All of the ESP auth 
> methods are much 
> >stronger.
> Addendum to my last note (kudos to Hilarie here).  Because all the ESP
> auth methods have far more bits in their sum, they're (but for certain
> presumably rare cases) stronger than the 16 bit TCP checksum.
> Craig

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