System Administration Guide: IP Services

Authentication Algorithms and the AH Module

IPsec implements AH as a module that is automatically pushed on top of IP. The /dev/ipsecah entry tunes AH with ndd(1M). Future authentication algorithms can be loaded on top of AH. Current authentication algorithms include HMAC-MD5 and HMAC-SHA-1. Each authentication algorithm has its own key size and key format properties. See the authmd5h(7M) and authsha1(7M) man pages for details.