Internet Kermit Services/Outstanding Telnet Option
|Document||Charter||Internet Kermit Services/Outstanding Telnet Option WG (ikstel)|
|Title||Internet Kermit Services/Outstanding Telnet Option|
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The purpose of this BOF is to introduce the Internet Kermit Service to the IETF community. The IKS is a public service providing the installed base of telnet clients which support Kermit file transfer protocol with the ability to transfer, convert, and manage files on heterogeneous systems over a single connection which can easily pass through transport level gateways, firewalls, and network address translators. In order for the IKS to be successful it requires standard methods for securing the connection with mutual authentication and bi-directional encryption. As Authentication and Encryption for Telnet sessions has never progressed along the standards track a major goal for this BOF is to provide an overview of the work that has been done over the last several years in the area of authentication and encryption for Telnet sessions. It is hoped that the outcome of this BOF will be a working group whose mission is to manage the completion of standards track RFCs in the areas of Telnet Authentication and Encryption and the Internet Kermit Service.