Remote Authentication Dial In User Service (RADIUS) Protocol Extensions
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: RFC Editor <email@example.com>, radext mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>, radext chair <email@example.com> Subject: Protocol Action: 'Remote Authentication Dial In User Service (RADIUS) Protocol Extensions' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-radext-radius-extensions-13.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Remote Authentication Dial In User Service (RADIUS) Protocol Extensions' (draft-ietf-radext-radius-extensions-13.txt) as Proposed Standard This document is the product of the RADIUS EXTensions Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Benoit Claise and Ronald Bonica. A URL of this Internet Draft is: http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-radext-radius-extensions/
Technical Summary: draft-ietf-radext-radius-extensions-06 will be a Proposed Standard. The I-D adds substantial features to RADIUS protocol that are essential for the future of RADIUS and to meet the market demand. These new features extend, among other features, the standard attribute type space beyond the existing maximum limit of 256. Another remarkable area of improvement is the set of generic RADIUS attribute extension including long attributes with a value length greater than the current maximum of 253 octets and standard way of encoding type-length-values with possible nesting for creating grouped type attributes. Working Group Summary: Working group spent considerable long time on this document. The technical content and selected solutions have been extensively discussed in the WG. One of the technical points that faced long technical discussion related to concatenation of multiple attributes into a one long attribute. The current solution in the I-D reflects the WG consensus. Document Quality: There are multiple implementations already available. Also given the current I-D is the second incarnation of the design, we can say the described solution is mature. For the future support and implementations of RADIUS there is no much choice than implement the I-D since current RADIUS attribute type space has almost been exhausted. Personnel: Jouni Korhonen (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the document shepherd. Benoit Claise is the responsible AD.