EAP shared key methods: a tentative synthesis of those proposed so far

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The purpose of this draft is to gives a broad picture of the existing proposed EAP methods, with a focus on shared key EAP methods. Indeed, it is the belief of the author that a standard replacement for EAP- MD5 (that is deprecated due to security reasons) is needed. By listing the existing shared key EAP methods, the goal is to gather consensus that such a multiplication of methods is detrimental and that a single methods retaining the best of the existing proposals could and should be drafted.


Florent Bersani (florent.bersani@francetelecom.com)

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