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Re: HASH(1) or no HASH(1)?
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At 19:05 25.3.1999 -0800, you wrote:
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>Question on IKE Notify/Delete messages in Phase 2 Informational Exchanges,
>to which I can't seem to find a reference to in the archives.
>According to RFC 2407, page 21, "Note Bene:"a Notify payload is fully
>protected only in Quick Mode".
>However, RFC 2409, page 19, Section 5.7 ISAKMP Informational Exchanges,
>"This protocol protects ISAKMP Informational Exchanges when possible" and
>goes on to describe:
>HDR*, HASH(1), N/D --> ...
>So, which is it, should Info N/D's be HASH protected whenever possible or
>not? I only ask because I'm finding a lot of (encrypted but
>un-HASH-protected) Phase 2 INVALID PAYLOAD notify's coming back in response
>to my HASH protected DELETEs.
Info N/D messages have a hash if phase 1 is finished.
If some implementation rejects hash values there, I'd call it broken.
Furthermore, I would never send a notify for an informational exchange.
This can easily result in a notify storm.