State Machines for Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) Peer and Authenticator
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <email@example.com>, RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org>, eap mailing list <email@example.com>, eap chair <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Document Action: 'State Machines for Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) Peer and Authenticator' to Informational RFC The IESG has approved the following document: - 'State Machines for Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) Peer and Authenticator ' <draft-ietf-eap-statemachine-07.txt> as an Informational RFC This document is the product of the Extensible Authentication Protocol Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Margaret Wasserman and Mark Townsley. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-eap-statemachine-07.txt
Technical Summary This document describes a set of state machines for EAP peer, EAP standalone authenticator (non-pass-through), EAP backend authenticator (for use on Authentication, Authorization and Accounting (AAA) servers), and EAP full authenticator (for both local and pass-through). This set of state machines shows how EAP can be implemented to support deployment in either a peer/AP or peer/AP/AAA Server environment. The peer and standalone authenticator machines are illustrative of how the EAP protocol defined in [I-D.ietf-eap-rfc2284bis] may be implemented. The backend and full/ pass-through authenticators illustrate how EAP/AAA protocol support defined in [RFC3579] may be implemented. Where there are differences [I-D.ietf-eap-rfc2284bis]/[RFC3579] are authoritative. This document describes a state machine based on an EAP "Switch" model. This model includes events and actions for the interaction between the EAP Switch and EAP methods. A brief description of the EAP "Switch" model is given in the Introduction section. The State Machine and associated model are informative only. Implementations may achieve the same results using different methods. Working Group Summary This document is the work of the EAP WG. Protocol Quality This document was reviewed for the IESG by Margaret Wasserman.