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Handling Large Certificates and Long Certificate Chains in TLS-based EAP Methods

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (emu WG)
Expired & archived
Authors Mohit Sethi , John Preuß Mattsson , Sean Turner
Last updated 2019-08-12 (Latest revision 2019-05-26)
Replaced by draft-ietf-emu-eaptlscert
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-emu-eaptlscert
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EAP-TLS and other TLS-based EAP methods are widely deployed and used for network access authentication. Large certificates and long certificate chains combined with authenticators that drop an EAP session after only 40 - 50 round-trips is a major deployment problem. This memo looks at the this problem in detail and describes the potential solutions available.


Mohit Sethi
John Preuß Mattsson
Sean Turner

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