Opportunistic Wireless Encryption
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: "IETF-Announce" <email@example.com> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org, "The IESG" <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Subject: Document Action: 'Opportunistic Wireless Encryption' to Informational RFC (draft-harkins-owe-07.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Opportunistic Wireless Encryption' (draft-harkins-owe-07.txt) as Informational RFC This document has been reviewed in the IETF but is not the product of an IETF Working Group. The IESG contact person is Stephen Farrell. A URL of this Internet Draft is: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-harkins-owe/
Technical Summary This memo specifies an extension to IEEE Std 802.11 to provide for opportunistic (unauthenticated) encryption to the wireless media. Working Group Summary This is an AD sponsored individual draft. Document Quality The responsible AD is unaware of any implementations so far. This idea was initially raised in the IETF on the saag list, which recommended taking the idea to IEEE which the authors then did. Discussion in IEEE didn't result in this becoming part of the 802.11 specification, for process reasons. The authors, IETF/IEEE liaisons and responsible AD (at the regular IETF/IEEE co-ordination meetings) then discussed whether it was reasonable to progress this as an IETF RFC, concluding eventually that that was ok. That plan was also described on the saag list. We also reached out to IEEE participants for feedback and did get some comment on the IETF list. After we requested an assignment via liaison (#1486), IEEE also approved the allocation of the code point needed, at a point when it was clear that this spec was being pursued in the IETF. So this was an odd one, but seems like it won't cause any inter-SDO conflict at this point. Personnel Stephen Farrell is the responsible AD.