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IPv4 Headers Investigated 347

An anonymous reader writes "New security measures are being suggested (see RFC 3514) for the IPv4 header. The measures include a bit that can be set and unset according to whether the packet is secure or not. Due to the important security implications, anyone coding client/server internet applications might want to take a look."
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IPv4 Headers Investigated

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  • by jayhawk88 ( 160512 ) <> on Tuesday April 01, 2003 @02:12PM (#5639031)
    Seems clear that this is going to be a running gag throughout the day. Any bets on how many total we'll have?
  • Re:God Dammit! (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Speare ( 84249 ) on Tuesday April 01, 2003 @03:12PM (#5639621) Homepage Journal

    I kinda like The Matrix Lower Upper Decomposition, and the electro-political thriller Gaussian Elimination.

  • by spybreak ( 636509 ) on Tuesday April 01, 2003 @05:32PM (#5640589)
    There is a secure option that can be used in the IP header. .h tml#secure

    00000000 00000000 - Unclassified
    11110001 00110101 - Confidential
    01111000 10011010 - EFTO
    10111100 01001101 - MMMM
    01011110 00100110 - PROG
    10101111 00010011 - Restricted
    11010111 10001000 - Secret
    01101011 11000101 - Top Secret
    00110101 11100010 - (Reserved for future use)
    10011010 11110001 - (Reserved for future use)
    01001101 01111000 - (Reserved for future use)
    00100100 10111101 - (Reserved for future use)
    00010011 01011110 - (Reserved for future use)
    10001001 10101111 - (Reserved for future use)
    11000100 11010110 - (Reserved for future use)
    11100010 01101011 - (Reserved for future use)
  • by iggymanz ( 596061 ) on Tuesday April 01, 2003 @06:34PM (#5640952)
    I'm employing a Full Software Development Life Cycle Methodology (FSDLCM) with Extreme Programming to modify my TCP stack for an Evil Bit Payload Control System(EBPCS). Using the latest Rational Tools I've already made several lengthy iterations on a UML modeling with advanced design patterns including the Inactive Observer and Simpleton Factory. The enabling features of Rational Rose groupware has empowered everyone from marketing to sales and janitorial staff to participate and pool their synergism in the IT architectural process. ~
  • Again...? (Score:2, Interesting)

    by tres3 ( 594716 ) on Tuesday April 01, 2003 @08:51PM (#5641804) Homepage
    This is a recording. At the tone we'll post another story on RFC-3514.

    Then again....

Duct tape is like the force. It has a light side, and a dark side, and it holds the universe together ... -- Carl Zwanzig