IPsec, AH & Microsoft

Posted by Arkham on December 17th, 2008


“At one of the final IETF meetings before AH and ESP were finalized, someone from Microsoft got up and gave an impassioned speech about how AH was useless given the existence of ESP, cluttered up the spec, and couldn’t be implemented efficiently (because of the MAC in front on the data).

Our impression of what happened next was that everyone in the room looked around at each other and said, “Hmmm. He’s right, and we hate AH also, but if it annoys Microsoft let’s leave it in, since we hate Microsoft more than we hate AH.”

From “Network Security: PRIVATE communication in a PUBLIC world“.

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One Response to “IPsec, AH & Microsoft”

  1. Mat_Jack1 Says:

    i love steve ballmer!!!