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What does nopfs do?

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Article ID: KB5476 KB Last Updated: 22 Jul 2010Version: 3.0
Summary:
What does nopfs do?
Symptoms:
IKE VPN tunnel IKE Phase 2 negotiations
Solution:

 
No PFS refers to no perfect forward secrecy.  This is where phase 2 uses the same key used in phase 1 for IKE negotiations.  It is generally more secure to specify a separate Diffie Helman algorithm to be calculated for phase 2.  If nopfs proposal is chosen on the NetScreen, the peer gateway must have perfect forward secrecy disabled.
 

Here is the problem or goal:

  • What does nopfs do?

Problem Environment:

  • IKE VPN tunnel
  • IKE Phase 2 negotiations

Applicable Products:

  • NetScreen-5
  • NetScreen-5XP
  • NetScreen-10
  • NetScreen-25
  • NetScreen-50
  • NetScreen-100
  • NetScreen-204
  • NetScreen-208
  • NetScreen- 500
  • NetScreen-1000

Applicable ScreenOS:

  • 2.00
  • 2.01
  • 2.10
  • 2.50
  • 2.6.0
  • 2.6.1
  • 2.7.1
  • 2.8.0
  • 3.0.0
  • 3.0.1
  • 3.0.2
  • 3.0.3
  • 3.1.0


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