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Re: UDP / Identifying ISAKMP message

On Mon, 8 Mar 1999, Michael Richardson wrote:
>     heilmann> 2.) Are there any special reasons, why ISAKMP hasn't
>     heilmann> simply been assigned a "Next Header" number for IPv6 -
>     heilmann> so that it could run directly over IP itself?
>   It was designed specifically to allow that kind of thing...

Indeed, RFC 2408 specifically mentions the possibility of using it over
bare IP.

> Hilary had some reasons for UDP vs IP protocols.

The usual reason for wanting to use UDP is that it provides port numbers,
which permits doing things like running experimental daemons on the same
machine as production ones.

                                                          Henry Spencer

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