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RE: iSCSI Some Thoughts on Digests
>Jim,I think your analysis is based on links only. The problem that was to be >solved was the problem of travel through Routers, Switches, and Gateways. >These are generally unprotected paths. So there are, in general, no CRC of >any kind being applied to the data that is being passed from one port to >another. The proposed Digest is mainly to protect against this problem. Well, this might be an argument for a cryptographic message integrity check (MIC) (e.g. IPSEC AH/ESP null), but do you really think that there is a justification for an application-specific MIC? BTW, I'm told that chipsets will soon exist that will be capable of 1 Gbps throughput with IPSEC AH/ESP null, so speed should not be a concern.
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