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What does MAC stand for?

MAC stands for Message Authentication Code

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Support is included for 3DES and digital signatures using Hashed Message Authentication Codes Message Digest (HMACMD5) and Secure Hashing Algorithm (HMA SHA-l).
The standard divides the key agreement process into the following major components: domain parameter generation, domain parameter validation, key pair generation, public key validation, shared secret value calculation, key derivation, and test message authentication code computation for discrete logarithm problem based key agreement schemes.
Acronyms and Abbreviations AH Authentication Header BITS Bump in the Stack BITW Bump in the Wire CPU Central Processing Unit DES Data Encryption Standard ESP Encapsulating Security Payload HMAC Hashed Message Authentication Code IDEA Internet Development and Exchange Association IDS Intrusion Detection System IETF Internet Engineering Task Force IPSec Internet Protocol Security ISP Internet Service Provider KMAC Keyed Message Authentication Code MAC Message Authentication Code NIC Network Interface Card PKI Public Key Infrastructure SA Security Association SPD Security Policy Database TCP/IP Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol VPN Virtual Private Network