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Use of Status-Server Packets in the Remote Authentication Dial In User Service (RADIUS) Protocol (RFC5997) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000199369D
Original Publication Date: 2010-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Aug-31
Document File: 48 page(s) / 55K

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This document specifies a deployed extension to the Remote Authentication Dial In User Service (RADIUS) protocol, enabling clients to query the status of a RADIUS server. While the Status- Server (12) Code was defined as experimental in [RFC2865], Section 3, details of the operation and potential uses of the Code were not provided.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                          A. DeKok Request for Comments: 5997                                    FreeRADIUS Updates: 2866                                                August 2010 Category: Informational ISSN: 2070-1721

                   Use of Status-Server Packets in the       Remote Authentication Dial In User Service (RADIUS) Protocol


   This document describes a deployed extension to the Remote    Authentication Dial In User Service (RADIUS) protocol, enabling    clients to query the status of a RADIUS server.  This extension    utilizes the Status-Server (12) Code, which was reserved for    experimental use in RFC 2865.

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   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 5741.

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DeKok                         Informational                     [Page 1]
 RFC 5997                 Status-Server Practices             August 2010

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