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Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) Method Requirements for Wireless LANs
RFC 4017

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Document history

Date Rev. By Action
2012-08-22
04 (System) post-migration administrative database adjustment to the No Objection position for Bert Wijnen
2012-08-22
04 (System) post-migration administrative database adjustment to the Yes position for Margaret Wasserman
2012-08-22
04 (System) post-migration administrative database adjustment to the No Objection position for Allison Mankin
2005-03-29
04 Amy Vezza State Changes to RFC Published from RFC Ed Queue by Amy Vezza
2005-03-29
04 Amy Vezza [Note]: 'RFC 4017' added by Amy Vezza
2005-03-25
04 (System) RFC published
2004-08-27
04 Amy Vezza State Changes to RFC Ed Queue from Approved-announcement sent by Amy Vezza
2004-08-26
04 Amy Vezza IESG state changed to Approved-announcement sent
2004-08-26
04 Amy Vezza IESG has approved the document
2004-08-26
04 Amy Vezza Closed "Approve" ballot
2004-08-26
04 Margaret Cullen State Changes to Approved-announcement to be sent from IESG Evaluation::AD Followup by Margaret Wasserman
2004-08-18
04 Allison Mankin [Ballot Position Update] Position for Allison Mankin has been changed to No Objection from Discuss by Allison Mankin
2004-08-10
04 (System) New version available: draft-walker-ieee802-req-04.txt
2004-08-10
04 Bert Wijnen [Ballot Position Update] Position for Bert Wijnen has been changed to No Objection from Discuss by Bert Wijnen
2004-08-09
03 (System) New version available: draft-walker-ieee802-req-03.txt
2004-08-08
04 Margaret Cullen Sent request to Bert and Allison to clear discuss comments.
2004-08-08
04 Margaret Cullen Sent request to Bert and Allison to clear discuss comments.
2004-08-08
04 Margaret Cullen Note field has been cleared by Margaret Wasserman
2004-07-12
04 (System) Sub state has been changed to AD Follow up from New Id Needed
2004-07-12
02 (System) New version available: draft-walker-ieee802-req-02.txt
2004-06-30
04 Margaret Cullen [Ballot Position Update] Position for Margaret Wasserman has been changed to Yes from Discuss by Margaret Wasserman
2004-06-11
04 (System) Removed from agenda for telechat - 2004-06-10
2004-06-10
04 Amy Vezza State Changes to IESG Evaluation::Revised ID Needed from IESG Evaluation by Amy Vezza
2004-06-10
04 Margaret Cullen
[Ballot discuss]
Tracking the following discuss for Bert while he is on vacation:

[2004-06-10] The document mentions:
  Open issues:
    http://www.drizzle.com/~aboba/EAP/eapissues.html
and that …
[Ballot discuss]
Tracking the following discuss for Bert while he is on vacation:

[2004-06-10] The document mentions:
  Open issues:
    http://www.drizzle.com/~aboba/EAP/eapissues.html
and that web page lists issue 243 as "Pending for resolution".
So what is the status?

Based on OPS Directorate review (by Pekka):
There is a citation to [RFC3579] in Security COnsiderations Section
which seems to be normative to me. So I'd say that the reference
must be moved to the normative references section. Can be done by
RFC Editor note.

Comment:
[2004-06-10]
There is a normative ref to this "work in progress"
  [IEEE802.11i]
          Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, "Unapproved
          Draft Supplement to Standard for Telecommunications and
          Information Exchange Between Systems - LAN/MAN Specific
          Requirements - Part 11: Wireless LAN Medium Access Control
          (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications: Specification
          for Enhanced Security", IEEE Draft 802.11i (work in progress),
          2003.
We may want/need to check that this will not deadlock the requested for
publication by IEEE.
2004-06-10
04 Harald Alvestrand [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded for Harald Alvestrand by Harald Alvestrand
2004-06-10
04 Margaret Cullen [Ballot Position Update] Position for Margaret Wasserman has been changed to Discuss from Yes by Margaret Wasserman
2004-06-10
04 Bert Wijnen
[Ballot discuss]
The document mentions:
  Open issues:
    http://www.drizzle.com/~aboba/EAP/eapissues.html
and that web page lists issue 243 as "Pending for resolution".
So what is …
[Ballot discuss]
The document mentions:
  Open issues:
    http://www.drizzle.com/~aboba/EAP/eapissues.html
and that web page lists issue 243 as "Pending for resolution".
So what is the status?

Based on OPS Directorate review (by Pekka):
There is a citation to [RFC3579] in Security COnsiderations Section
which seems to be normative to me. So I'd say that the reference
must be moved to the normative references section. Can be done by
RFC Editor note.
2004-06-10
04 Bert Wijnen
[Ballot comment]
There is a normative ref to this "work in progress"
  [IEEE802.11i]
          Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, …
[Ballot comment]
There is a normative ref to this "work in progress"
  [IEEE802.11i]
          Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, "Unapproved
          Draft Supplement to Standard for Telecommunications and
          Information Exchange Between Systems - LAN/MAN Specific
          Requirements - Part 11: Wireless LAN Medium Access Control
          (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications: Specification
          for Enhanced Security", IEEE Draft 802.11i (work in progress),
          2003.
We may want/need to check that this will not deadlock the requested for
publication by IEEE.
2004-06-10
04 Allison Mankin
[Ballot discuss]
Blue Team reviewer Discuss, entered in the tracker:
I think this is a very reasonable document, but I see one glitch, a
gap …
[Ballot discuss]
Blue Team reviewer Discuss, entered in the tracker:
I think this is a very reasonable document, but I see one glitch, a
gap between the mandatory requirements and the Security Considerations.

In the mandatory requirements (2.2[3]), the requirement is only for
mutual authentication support, but the Security Considerations state
that authorization as well as mutual authentication is required:

    EAP peer and authenticator authorization must be performed.  Issues
    relating to authorization are discussed in [RFC3748] Section 7.15,
    and [RFC3579] Section 4.3.7.

I haven't heard any discussions of authorization by 802.11i, so I have
no knowledge of whether authorization is feasible, out-of-scope, etc.
But the section sticks out, and it makes relationship of the Security
Considerations to the rest of the document unclear.  Does the Security
Considerations section provide further requirements for IEEE 802.11i?
If it doesn't, then there needs to be a sentence noting that the
section is there to provide advisory information.

I don't know if it's possible to give an RFC Editor Note to a document
that comes to the IETF approved by IEEE, but my suggestion is a sentence
introducing the Security Considerations clarifying its role.

I'll change this Discuss to a comment if the AD and Russ (as the
author whose Security Considerations are quoted) believe that there is
no benefit to the community in making a change to the document.
2004-06-10
04 Allison Mankin [Ballot Position Update] Position for Allison Mankin has been changed to Discuss from No Objection by Allison Mankin
2004-06-10
04 Bert Wijnen
[Ballot discuss]
The document mentions:
  Open issues:
    http://www.drizzle.com/~aboba/EAP/eapissues.html
and that web page lists issue 243 as "Pending for resolution".
So what is …
[Ballot discuss]
The document mentions:
  Open issues:
    http://www.drizzle.com/~aboba/EAP/eapissues.html
and that web page lists issue 243 as "Pending for resolution".
So what is the status?
2004-06-10
04 Bert Wijnen [Ballot Position Update] Position for Bert Wijnen has been changed to Discuss from Undefined by Bert Wijnen
2004-06-10
04 Bert Wijnen [Ballot Position Update] New position, Undefined, has been recorded for Bert Wijnen by Bert Wijnen
2004-06-10
04 Allison Mankin [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded for Allison Mankin by Allison Mankin
2004-06-10
04 Jon Peterson [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded for Jon Peterson by Jon Peterson
2004-06-10
04 Alex Zinin [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded for Alex Zinin by Alex Zinin
2004-06-08
04 Ted Hardie [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded for Ted Hardie by Ted Hardie
2004-06-08
04 Russ Housley [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded for Russ Housley by Russ Housley
2004-06-04
04 Margaret Cullen [Note]: 'To be reviewed by the IESG BLUE TEAM!' added by Margaret Wasserman
2004-06-02
04 Scott Hollenbeck [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded for Scott Hollenbeck by Scott Hollenbeck
2004-06-01
04 Margaret Cullen State Changes to IESG Evaluation from Waiting for Writeup::Revised ID Needed by Margaret Wasserman
2004-06-01
04 Margaret Cullen Placed on agenda for telechat - 2004-06-10 by Margaret Wasserman
2004-06-01
04 Margaret Cullen Note field has been cleared by Margaret Wasserman
2004-06-01
04 Margaret Cullen [Ballot Position Update] New position, Yes, has been recorded for Margaret Wasserman
2004-06-01
04 Margaret Cullen Ballot has been issued by Margaret Wasserman
2004-06-01
04 Margaret Cullen Created "Approve" ballot
2004-05-22
04 Margaret Cullen State Changes to Waiting for Writeup::Revised ID Needed from Waiting for Writeup::AD Followup by Margaret Wasserman
2004-05-13
04 (System) Sub state has been changed to AD Follow up from New Id Needed
2004-05-13
01 (System) New version available: draft-walker-ieee802-req-01.txt
2004-05-10
04 Margaret Cullen State Changes to Waiting for Writeup::Revised ID Needed from Waiting for Writeup by Margaret Wasserman
2004-05-10
04 Margaret Cullen [Note]: 'Last called to solicit feedback before IEEE meeting in mid-March.  Draft is missing some sections and requires update before publication.' added by Margaret Wasserman
2004-03-28
04 (System) State has been changed to Waiting for Writeup from Revised ID Needed by system
2004-03-28
04 Margaret Cullen [Note]: 'Last called to solicit feedback before IEEE meeting in mid-March.  Draft is missing some sections and requires update before publication.' added by Margaret Wasserman
2004-03-28
04 Margaret Cullen State Changes to In Last Call::Revised ID Needed from In Last Call by Margaret Wasserman
2004-02-29
04 Amy Vezza Last call sent
2004-02-29
04 Amy Vezza State Changes to In Last Call from Last Call Requested by Amy Vezza
2004-02-24
04 Margaret Cullen Last Call was requested by Margaret Wasserman
2004-02-24
04 Margaret Cullen State Changes to Last Call Requested from AD Evaluation by Margaret Wasserman
2004-02-24
04 (System) Ballot writeup text was added
2004-02-24
04 (System) Last call text was added
2004-02-24
04 (System) Ballot approval text was added
2004-02-24
04 Margaret Cullen Draft Added by Margaret Wasserman
2004-02-04
00 (System) New version available: draft-walker-ieee802-req-00.txt