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Subject: Protocol Action: 'Remote Authentication Dial In User Service (RADIUS) Protocol Extensions' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-radext-radius-extensions-13.txt)
The IESG has approved the following document:
- 'Remote Authentication Dial In User Service (RADIUS) Protocol
(draft-ietf-radext-radius-extensions-13.txt) as Proposed Standard
This document is the product of the RADIUS EXTensions Working Group.
The IESG contact persons are Benoit Claise and Ronald Bonica.
A URL of this Internet Draft is:
draft-ietf-radext-radius-extensions-06 will be a Proposed Standard. The
I-D adds substantial features to RADIUS protocol that are essential for
the future of RADIUS and to meet the market demand. These new features
extend, among other features, the standard attribute type space beyond
the existing maximum limit of 256. Another remarkable area of
improvement is the set of generic RADIUS attribute extension including
long attributes with a value length greater than the current maximum of
253 octets and standard way of encoding type-length-values with possible
nesting for creating grouped type attributes.
Working Group Summary:
Working group spent considerable long time on this document. The
technical content and selected solutions have been extensively
discussed in the WG. One of the technical points that faced long
technical discussion related to concatenation of multiple attributes
into a one long attribute. The current solution in the I-D reflects
the WG consensus.
There are multiple implementations already available. Also given the
current I-D is the second incarnation of the design, we can say the
described solution is mature. For the future support and implementations
of RADIUS there is no much choice than implement the I-D since current
RADIUS attribute type space has almost been exhausted.
Jouni Korhonen (email@example.com) is the document shepherd.
Benoit Claise is the responsible AD.