LISA 2001 Abstract
IPSECvalidate - A Tool to Validate IPSEC Configurations
Reiner Sailer, Arup Acharya, Mandis Beigi, Raymond
Jennings, and Dinesh Verma, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center NY
This paper describes a tool for validating the proper
configuration of the IPSEC protocol suite including IKE. The tool
validates that two hosts are able to communicate (normal ping
functionality) and that this communication is occurring using the
proper authentication/encryption transformations as required by IPSEC.
IPSEC configuration is very complex, and administrators are often
unable to determine if a machine configuration is offering the desired
protection. IPSEC and IKE operate in a manner transparent to IP
applications; an administrator is therefore unable to check the proper
operation of an IPSEC ``security association'' using traditional IP
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