3.3.n [v] OSPFv3 IPsec authentication
In order to ensure that OSPFv3 packets are not altered and re-sent to the device, OSPFv3 packets must be authenticated.
OSPFv3 requires the use of IPsec to enable authentication. Crypto images are required to use authentication, because only crypto images include the IPsec code needed for use with OSPFv3. In OSPFv3, authentication fields have been removed from OSPFv3 packet headers. When OSPFv3 runs on IPv6, OSPFv3 requires the IPv6 authentication header (AH) or IPv6 ESP header to ensure integrity, authentication, and confidentiality of routing exchanges . IPv6 AH and ESP extension headers can be used to provide authentication and confidentiality to OSPFv3.
To use the IPsec AH and authentication, you must enable the ipv6 ospf authentication command. To use the IPsec ESP header and encryption, you must enable the ipv6 ospf encryption command. The ESP header may be applied alone or in combination with the AH, and when ESP is used , both encryption and authentication are provided.
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