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Pre-Authentication Support for the Protocol for Carrying Authentication for Network Access (PANA) (RFC5873)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000195751D
Original Publication Date: 2010-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-May-15
Document File: 16 page(s) / 17K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

Y. Ohba: AUTHOR [+2]


The Protocol for Carrying Authentication for Network Access (PANA) [RFC5191] carries Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) messages between a PANA Client (PaC) and a PANA Authentication Agent (PAA) in the access network. If the PaC is a mobile device and is capable of moving from one access network to another while running its applications, it is critical for the PaC to perform a handover seamlessly without degrading the performance of the applications during the handover period. When the handover requires the PaC to establish a PANA session with the PAA in the new access network, the signaling to establish the PANA session should be completed as fast as possible. See [RFC5836] for the handover latency requirements.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                           Y. Ohba Request for Comments: 5873                                       Toshiba Category: Experimental                                          A. Yegin ISSN: 2070-1721                                                  Samsung                                                                 May 2010

            Pre-Authentication Support for the Protocol for            Carrying Authentication for Network Access (PANA)


   This document defines an extension to the Protocol for Carrying    Authentication for Network Access (PANA) for proactively establishing    a PANA Security Association between a PANA Client in one access    network and a PANA Authentication Agent in another access network to    which the PANA Client may move.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is    published for examination, experimental implementation, and    evaluation.

   This document defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet    community.  This document is a product of the Internet Engineering    Task Force (IETF).  It 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 5741.

   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/rfc5873.

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Ohba & Yegin                  Experimental                      [Page 1]
 RFC 5873           Pre-Authentication Support for PANA          May 2010

 Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2      1.1.  Specification of Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2    2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3...