Control And Provisioning of Wireless Access Points (CAPWAP) Protocol Specification
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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>, capwap mailing list <email@example.com>, capwap chair <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Protocol Action: 'CAPWAP Protocol Specification' to Proposed Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'CAPWAP Protocol Specification ' <draft-ietf-capwap-protocol-specification-16.txt> as a Proposed Standard This document is the product of the Control And Provisioning of Wireless Access Points Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Dan Romascanu and Ron Bonica. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-capwap-protocol-specification-16.txt
Technical Summary This specification defines the Control And Provisioning of Wireless Access Points (CAPWAP) Protocol. This is a protocol to allow an Access Controller (AC) to securely manage the firmware and configuration of a set of Wireless Termination Points (WTPs). The CAPWAP protocol meets the IETF CAPWAP working group protocol requirements. The CAPWAP protocol is designed to be flexible, allowing it to be used for a variety of wireless technologies. This document describes the base CAPWAP protocol. The CAPWAP protocol binding which defines extensions for use with the IEEE 802.11 wireless LAN protocol is available in a separate document. Extensions are expected to be defined to enable use of the CAPWAP protocol with additional wireless technologies. Working Group Summary This document represents a very strong consensus of the WG. Earlier there was a lot of contention about different aspects of this protocol, including (but not limited to) the security model, the basic operational model, and what parts of the functionality should be mandatory or optional. However, consensus was reached on all of those points and that consensus is properly reflected in the current document. Document Quality The CAPWAP protocol has been extensively reviewed and has been updated to address issues raised in those reviewes. Technical advisors were Charles Clancy, Scott Kelly, Bob O'Hara and David Borman. Joe Salowey provided an early secdir review, and Pasi Eronen reviewed again at IETF Last Call. Magnus Westerlund and Lars Eggert performed an early transport area review. Dan Romascanu performed the OPS Area Review. The document was also reviewed by IEEE 802.11. Personnel Margaret Wasserman is PROTO-shepherd and Dan Romascanu is shepherding AD.