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TELNET (telnet)
(concluded WG)

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Group
Name: TELNET
Acronym:telnet
Area:Applications Area (app)
State: Concluded
Charter: charter-ietf-telnet-01 (Approved)
Personnel
Chair: Steve Alexander <sca@sgi.com>
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Charter for Working Group

The TELNET Working Group will examine RFC 854, ``Telnet Protocol
Specification,'' in light of the last six years of technical
advancements, and will determine if it is still accurate with how the
TELNET protocol is being used today. This group will also look at all
the TELNET options, and decide which are still germane to current-day
implementations of the TELNET protocol.

(1) Re-issue RFC 854 to reflect current knowledge and usage of the
TELNET protocol.

(2) Create RFCs for new TELNET options to clarify or fill in any
voids in the current option set. Specifically: environment
variable passing, authentication, encryption, and compression.

(3) Act as a clearing-house for all proposed RFCs that deal with the
TELNET protocol.

Milestones

Done
Write an environment option.
Done
Post an Internet-Draft describing the encryption option.
Done
Post an Internet-Draft describing the authentication option.
Mar 1991
Rewrite RFC 854.
Done
Submit the authentication option to the IESG as an Experimental Protocol.
Jul 1993
Submit the encryption option to the IESG as an Experimental Protocol.