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        RFC 3588

        Title:      Diameter Base Protocol
        Author(s):  P. Calhoun, J. Loughney, E. Guttman, G. Zorn,
                    J. Arkko
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       September 2003
        Mailbox:    pcalhoun@airespace.com, john.Loughney@nokia.com,
                    Jari.Arkko@ericsson.com, erik.guttman@sun.com
        Pages:      147
        Characters: 341261
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:    None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-aaa-diameter-17.txt

        URL:        ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc3588.txt


The Diameter base protocol is intended to provide an Authentication,
Authorization and Accounting (AAA) framework for applications such as
network access or IP mobility.  Diameter is also intended to work in
both local Authentication, Authorization & Accounting and roaming
situations.  This document specifies the message format, transport,
error reporting, accounting and security services to be used by all
Diameter applications.  The Diameter base application needs to be
supported by all Diameter implementations.

This document is a product of the Authentication, Authorization and
Accounting Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Working Group.

This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for
the Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions
for improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the
"Internet Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the
standardization state and status of this protocol.  Distribution
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