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Secure Shell (secsh)
(concluded WG)

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Group
Name: Secure Shell
Acronym:secsh
Area:Security Area (sec)
State: Concluded
Charter: charter-ietf-secsh-01 (Approved)
Personnel
Chair: Bill Sommerfeld <sommerfeld@sun.com>
Mailing List
Address:ietf-ssh@netbsd.org
To Subscribe:majordomo@netbsd.org
Archive:ftp://ftp.ietf.org/ietf-mail-archive/secsh/

Charter for Working Group


The goal of the working group is to update and standardize the popular
SSH protocol. SSH provides support for secure remote login, secure file
transfer, and secure TCP/IP and X11 forwardings. It can automatically
encrypt, authenticate, and compress transmitted data. The working
group will attempt to assure that the SSH protocol

o provides strong security against cryptanalysis and protocol
attacks,

o can work reasonably well without a global key management or
certificate infrastructure,

o can utilize existing certificate infrastructures (e.g., DNSSEC,
SPKI, X.509) when available,

o can be made easy to deploy and take into use,

o requires minimum or no manual interaction from users,

o is reasonably clean and simple to implement.

The resulting protocol will operate over TCP/IP or other reliable but
insecure transport. It is intended to be implemented at the application
level.

Milestones

Done
Submit Internet-Draft on SSH-2.0 protocol
Done
Decide on Transport Layer protocol at Memphis IETF.
Done
Post revised core secsh drafts
Done
Submit core drafts to IESG for publication as proposed standard
Done
Post extensions drafts for review
Done
Start sending extensions drafts to Last Call
Done
GSSAPI draft ready for last call
Done
Publish draft on new crypto modes
Done
Publish draft on X.509v3/pkix support (or subsume into gssapi draft)
Done
Publish draft on terminal server support
Done
IESG approval of core drafts
Done
Publickeyfile ready for last call as Informational
Aug 2005
Public key subsystem ready for last call
Sep 2005
URI draft ready for last call
Oct 2005
File transfer draft ready for last call
Oct 2005
X.509v3/pkix draft ready for last call
Nov 2005
Investigate Draft Standard status for secure shell