Captive Portal API
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: The IESG <email@example.com>, Martin Thomson <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Protocol Action: 'Captive Portal API' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-capport-api-08.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Captive Portal API' (draft-ietf-capport-api-08.txt) as Proposed Standard This document is the product of the Captive Portal Interaction Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Murray Kucherawy and Barry Leiba. A URL of this Internet Draft is: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-capport-api/
Technical Summary: This document defines a simple HTTP API that allows a network to provide information about captive portal status. Working Group Summary: This document was at times controversial in discussions. Some participants felt that the potential for an API of this form to be spoofed was a problem. Some participants felt that this particular design was especially hard for network operators to deploy due to some of the inherent complexities in deployments. Some participants felt that it would be necessary to include more detailed information, such as what sites were accessible and what sites were not. At times there were communication difficulties in the working group that exacerbated problems. However, as a baseline set of features, both clients and networks have demonstrated agreement that the current shape of this document is acceptable. Document Quality: The document is short and concise and of high quality. The fields that are defined are all driven by real client requirements and implementation experience in multiple implementations. We have experience with deploying this on the IETF network. Personnel: Martin Thomson is document shepherd. Barry Leiba is the responsible Area Director.