Authentication Header (IPv6 extension header)

Authentication Header (IPv6 extension header) definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): None

Definition(s): The Authentication header is used to provide connectionless integrity and data origin authentication for IP datagrams and to provide protection against replays. Also known as IPsec Authentication Header (AH).
Source(s): NIST SP 800-119

Synonym(s): None

 

reference: CSRC Glossary