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Re: 2401bis Issue # 84 -- DROP'd outbound packet



Folks,

	Thank you for the suggestions re: which code to use for the
	following case....

b2. the IPsec system was unable to set up the SA required by the SPD entry matching the packet because the IPsec peer at the other end of the exchange could not be contacted. The type should be destination unreachable, but what codes should we use?

While it would be desirable for the sender to be notified of the true cause of the failure to set up the needed SA, given that the IPsec system may not be able to verify the ICMP info it receives about the cause of the set up failure, how about if we use:

		IPv4	Type = 3 (destination unreachable)
			Code = 1 (host unreachable)

		IPv6	Type = 1 (destination unreachable)
			Code = 3 (address unreachable)

	This would let us avoid the effort and time to needed to
	define and obtain additional types and codes.

Thanks again,
Karen