My understanding is that IPSec is a security layer added inside the IP protocol to make IP itself a secure transport.
My understanding of IPv6 is that it is the newest version of IP that will (for the foreseeable future) solve our IP exhaustion dilemma.
My understanding of SSL/TLS is that they are a way of securing TCP, which sits on top of IP.
First of all, if anything I have said is incorrect, please start by correcting me!
Assuming I am more or less correct:
- Can IPSec be used with IPv6 or does IPv6 include IPSec inherently?
- Are SSL/TLS a suitable (security- and encryption-wise) substitute for IPSec?
- Are SSL/TLS one in the same or do they address different problem domains?
- Is there anything to be gained from having SSL/TLS over IPSec? Or is that way too much security? Are there performance losses from such a setup?
Thanks in advance!