TELNET (telnet) Concluded WG

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Acronym telnet
Area Applications Area (app)
State Concluded
Charter charter-ietf-telnet-01 Approved
Personnel Chair Steve Alexander
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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.


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