Handover Key Management and Re-authentication Problem Statement

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This document describes the Handover Keying (HOKEY) problem statement. The current EAP keying framework is not designed to support re-authentication and handovers. This often cause unacceptable latency in various mobile wireless environments. HOKEY plans to address these HOKEY plans to address these problems by implementing a generic mechanism to reuse derived EAP keying material for hand-off.


Charles Clancy (clancy@ltsnet.net)

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