IPsec for IB


The Fabrics secure channel specification RFC4301 “Security Architecture for the Internet Protocol” is valid for only for IP protocol like RoCE V2 , iWARP etc.

What security scheme applies to IB/RoCEV1 for fabric secure channel process.


NIkhil Jain

Hi Nikhil,

We are looking this up for you. We’ll reply back as soon as we have an answer.



Hi Nikhil,

Based on a conversation I had with the Mellanox team, encryption for native IB, nor for RoCEv1 is not a standard (yet); None of the organizations chose to pick up the challenge yet. Typically, Mellanox promotes and involve in implementing standard protocols for bringing the best out of user’s requirements and the community collaboration.

Hope this helps.