DSL Subscriber Authentication using DHCP
|From Contact||Ralph Droms|
|To Contacts||Gavin Young|
|Response Contact||Jari Arkko
In your liaison of October, 2007, you asked the IETF to adopt "a mechanism such as that proposed in draft-pruss-dhcp-auth-dsl-01.txt or draft-zhao-dhc-user-authentication-02" as a work item. The IETF discussed this request at the IETF 70 Internet Area (intarea) open session, concluding that more information about the protocol was needed. A small team of experts was asked to write an analysis of the mechanism proposed in draft-pruss-dhcp-auth-dsl. Writing the analysis turned out to be an interactive process, in which draft-pruss-dhcp-auth-dsl was revised to reflect the points made in the analysis document and the analysis was updated to reflect the changes in draft-pruss-dhcp-auth-dsl. That process has finished; the analysis is available in draft-jjmb-dhc-eap-auth-analysis-02 and the updated DHCP-based authentication specification is in draft-pruss-dhcp-auth-dsl-07. Now that the analysis is complete, the Internet Area can reconsider the original question: will the IETF take on this work? The question is being discussed on the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list and will be resolved at the upcoming IETF meeting in Anaheim, CA, at the end of March, 2010.