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Opportunistic Wireless Encryption (RFC8110)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000249751D
Original Publication Date: 2017-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2017-Mar-31
Document File: 24 page(s) / 27K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

D. Harkins: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

This memo describes Opportunistic Wireless Encryption (OWE) -- a mode of opportunistic security [RFC7435] for IEEE Std 802.11 that provides encryption of the wireless medium but no authentication.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                   D. Harkins, Ed. Request for Comments: 8110                                 HP Enterprise Category: Informational                                   W. Kumari, Ed. ISSN: 2070-1721                                                   Google                                                               March 2017

                    Opportunistic Wireless Encryption

Abstract

   This memo specifies an extension to IEEE Std 802.11 to provide for    opportunistic (unauthenticated) encryption to the wireless media.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is    published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force    (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has    received public review and has been approved for publication by the    Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Not all documents    approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet    Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 7841.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at    http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8110.

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   Copyright (c) 2017 IETF Trust and the persons identified as the    document authors.  All rights reserved.

   This document is subject to BCP 78 and the IETF Trust's Legal    Provisions Relating to IETF Documents    (http://trustee.ietf.org/license-info) in effect on the date of    publication of this document.  Please review these documents    carefully, as they describe your rights and restrictions with respect    to this document.  Code Components extracted from this document must    include Simplified BSD License text as described in Section 4.e of    the Trust Legal Provisions and are provided without warranty as    described in the Simplified BSD License.

Harkins & Kumari              Informational                     [Page 1]
 RFC 8110            Opportunistic Wireless Encryption         March 2017

 Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3

     1.1.  Requirements Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3

     1.2.  Notation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3

   2.  Background  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3

   3.  802.11 Network Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4

   4.  Opportunistic Wireless Encryption . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5

     4.1.  Cryptography  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....