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Protocol for Carrying Authentication for Network Access (PANA) Requirements (RFC4058)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000125150D
Original Publication Date: 2005-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-May-21
Document File: 20 page(s) / 42K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

A. Yegin: AUTHOR [+6]

Abstract

It is expected that future IP devices will have a variety of access technologies to gain network connectivity. Currently there are access-specific mechanisms for providing client information to the network for authentication and authorization purposes. In addition to being limited to specific access media (e.g., 802.1X for IEEE 802 links), some of these protocols are limited to specific network topologies (e.g., PPP for point-to-point links). The goal of this document is to identify the requirements for a link-layer agnostic protocol that allows a host and a network to authenticate each other for network access. This protocol will run between a client's device and an agent in the network where the agent might be a client of the AAA infrastructure.

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Network Working Group                                      A. Yegin, Ed.
Request for Comments: 4058                                   Samsung AIT
Category: Informational                                          Y. Ohba
                                                                 Toshiba
                                                                R. Penno
                                                        Juniper Networks
                                                             G. Tsirtsis
                                                                 Flarion
                                                                 C. Wang
                                                                ARO/NCSU
                                                                May 2005


     Protocol for Carrying Authentication for Network Access (PANA)
                              Requirements

Status of This Memo

   This memo provides information for the Internet community.  It does
   not specify an Internet standard of any kind.  Distribution of this
   memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2005).

Abstract

   It is expected that future IP devices will have a variety of access
   technologies to gain network connectivity.  Currently there are
   access-specific mechanisms for providing client information to the
   network for authentication and authorization purposes.  In addition
   to being limited to specific access media (e.g., 802.1X for IEEE 802
   links), some of these protocols are limited to specific network
   topologies (e.g., PPP for point-to-point links).  The goal of this
   document is to identify the requirements for a link-layer agnostic
   protocol that allows a host and a network to authenticate each other
   for network access.  This protocol will run between a client's device
   and an agent in the network where the agent might be a client of the
   AAA infrastructure.

Yegin, et al.                Informational                      [Page 1]
RFC 4058                   PANA Requirements                    May 2005


Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................3
   2. Requirements Notation ..........