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The Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol Architecture

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From: The IESG <>
To: IETF-Announce <>
Cc: Internet Architecture Board <>,
    RFC Editor <>, 
    secsh mailing list <>, 
    secsh chair <>
Subject: Protocol Action: 'SSH Protocol Architecture' to 
         Proposed Standard 

The IESG has approved the following documents:

- 'SSH Protocol Architecture '
   <draft-ietf-secsh-architecture-23.txt> as a Proposed Standard
- 'SSH Connection Protocol '
   <draft-ietf-secsh-connect-26.txt> as a Proposed Standard
- 'SSH Transport Layer Protocol '
   <draft-ietf-secsh-transport-25.txt> as a Proposed Standard
- 'SSH Authentication Protocol '
   <draft-ietf-secsh-userauth-28.txt> as a Proposed Standard
- 'SSH Protocol Assigned Numbers '
   <draft-ietf-secsh-assignednumbers-13.txt> as a Proposed Standard

These documents are products of the Secure Shell Working Group. 

The IESG contact persons are Russ Housley and Tim Polk.

A URL of this Internet-Draft is:

Ballot Text

Technical Summary
 SSH is a protocol for providing an authenticated, integrity protected
 and encrypted stream between two end-points. It can optionally
 provide compression as well as multiplexing several virtual streams
 within a single TCP connection. This multiplexing feature is
 particularly useful for "tunneling" other protocols such as the X
 Window System.

 A Main focus of the SSH protocol is to provide a transport for remote
 login from a client computer system to a server system.

Working Group Summary

 There is working group consensus around this set of documents.

Protocol Quality

 These documents were reviewed by Jeffrey I. Schiller for the IESG.

RFC Editor Note