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Secure Internet Live Conferencing (SILC), Protocol Specification

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual in gen area)
Expired & archived
Author Pekka Riikonen
Last updated 2004-06-11 (Latest revision 2007-01-23)
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status Proposed Standard
Stream WG state (None)
Document shepherd (None)
IESG IESG state Expired (IESG: Dead)
Action Holders
Consensus boilerplate Unknown
Telechat date (None)
Responsible AD Scott Hollenbeck
IESG note
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This memo describes a Secure Internet Live Conferencing (SILC) protocol which provides secure conferencing services over insecure network channel. SILC provides advanced and feature rich conferencing services with security as main design principal. Strong cryptographic methods are used to protect SILC packets inside the SILC network. Three other specifications relates very closely to this memo; SILC Packet Protocol [SILC2], SILC Key Exchange and Authentication Protocols [SILC3] and SILC Commands [SILC4].


Pekka Riikonen

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