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Data Types in RADIUS (RFC8044)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000249017D
Original Publication Date: 2017-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2017-Jan-26
Document File: 70 page(s) / 64K

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RADIUS specifications have historically defined attributes in terms of name, value, and data type. Of these three pieces of information, the name is recorded by IANA in the "RADIUS Attribute Types" registry but is not otherwise managed or restricted, as discussed in [RFC6929], Section 2.7.1. The value is managed by IANA and recorded in that registry. The data type is not managed or recorded in the "RADIUS Attribute Types" registry. Experience has shown that there is a need to create well-known data types and have them managed by IANA.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                          A. DeKok Request for Comments: 8044                                    FreeRADIUS Updates: 2865, 3162, 4072, 6158, 6572, 7268                 January 2017 Category: Standards Track ISSN: 2070-1721

                           Data Types in RADIUS


   RADIUS specifications have used data types for two decades without    defining them as managed entities.  During this time, RADIUS    implementations have named the data types and have used them in    attribute definitions.  This document updates the specifications to    better follow established practice.  We do this by naming the data    types defined in RFC 6158, which have been used since at least the    publication of RFC 2865.  We provide an IANA registry for the data    types and update the "RADIUS Attribute Types" registry to include a    Data Type field for each attribute.  Finally, we recommend that    authors of RADIUS specifications use these types in preference to    existing practice.  This document updates RFCs 2865, 3162, 4072,    6158, 6572, and 7268.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   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).  Further information on    Internet Standards is available in 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/rfc8044.

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