PPP EAP KEA Public Key Authentication Protocol

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (pppext WG)
Authors Peter Yee  , James Zmuda  , William Nace 
Last updated 1997-12-03
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The Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) [1] provides a standard method for transporting multi-protocol datagrams over point-to-point links PPP also defines an extensible Link Control Protocol, which allows negotiation of an Authentication Protocol for authentication of its peer before allowing Network Layer protocols to transmit over the link. PPP Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) [2] provides for a number of authentication mechanisms. This document specifies yet another authentication mechanism that may be used within the EAP framework. This document defines the KEA Public Key Authentication Protocol within PPP EAP. A side effect of KEA public key authentication is the creation of a session key for encryption of data on the PPP link.


Peter Yee (yee@spyrus.com)
James Zmuda (jzmuda@spyrus.com)
William Nace (wanace@missi.ncsc.mil)

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