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Liaison Statement: DSL Subscriber Authentication using DHCP

Submission Date: 2010-02-25
From: IETF INT AREA (Ralph Droms)
To: Broadband Forum (Gavin Young)
Cc:David Allan
Response Contact: Jari Arkko
Ralph Droms
Technical Contact:
Purpose: In response
Attachments: (none)
Body:
In your liaison of October, 2007, you asked the IETF to adopt "a
mechanism such as that proposed in draft-pruss-dhcp-auth-dsl-01.txt or
draft-zhao-dhc-user-authentication-02" as a work item.

The IETF discussed this request at the IETF 70 Internet Area (intarea)
open session, concluding that more information about the protocol was
needed.  A small team of experts was asked to write an analysis of the
mechanism proposed in draft-pruss-dhcp-auth-dsl.  Writing the analysis
turned out to be an interactive process, in which
draft-pruss-dhcp-auth-dsl was revised to reflect the points made in
the analysis document and the analysis was updated to reflect the
changes in draft-pruss-dhcp-auth-dsl.  That process has finished; the
analysis is available in draft-jjmb-dhc-eap-auth-analysis-02 and the
updated DHCP-based authentication specification is in
draft-pruss-dhcp-auth-dsl-07.

Now that the analysis is complete, the Internet Area can reconsider
the original question: will the IETF take on this work?  The question
is being discussed on the int-area@ietf.org mailing list and will be
resolved at the upcoming IETF meeting in Anaheim, CA, at the end of
March, 2010.