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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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Measurements & Check The Performance of Secure RFC2961 Protocol

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Rachana Kamble, R.K Pateriya



Index Terms— RSVP, RFC 2961, ESP (ENCAPSULATING SECURITY PAYLOAD) ,Performance Evaluation.



Abstract-RSVP (Resource ReSerVation Protocol) is an Internet protocol which is allowing applications reserving network resources. RSVP is used as a general purpose signaling control in the MPLS and Traffic Engineering areas. This paper describes our research on the Extension of RSVP (RFC2961) protocol overhead and applied security authentication by ESP (Encapsulating Security Payload) after then check the performance while sending messages on to the network. We specify network-layer protocol overhead and monitor the effects of increased modularity and security by use of ESP. We implement RSVP (RFC 2961 standard) and used ESP for security authentication and study its performance in a RedHat 7.0 Linux OS testbed. An ESP node helping to provide security for signaling sessions is found to consume small amounts of CPU time and memory. Individual routines in the ESP code are instrumented to obtain a detailed profile of their contributions to the overall system processing. Important factors in determining performance, such as the number of sessions, state management, refresh reduction capable bit, RSVP bundle message, summary refresh extension, timer management and signaling message size are further discussed. The IP Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP) Header provides integrity, authentication, and confidentiality to IP datagram. It does this by encapsulating either an entire IP datagram or only the higher-layer protocol (e.g., RSVP protocol) data inside the ESP, encrypting most of the ESP content, and then appending a new IP header to the now encrypted ESP Payload. This new IP header carries the protected data through the internetwork. Our work is based on RFC2961. The main idea of RFC2961 is to send a probe message from a source router in a domain to a destination router in another domain. The probe is passing from domain to domain through the network.



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