IPsec and IKE Administration Guide

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 the ndd command. 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. For tuning IP configuration parameters, see the ndd(1M) man page.