Authenticated Firewall Traversal (aft) Concluded WG

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WG Name Authenticated Firewall Traversal
Acronym aft
Area Security Area (sec)
State Concluded
Charter charter-ietf-aft-01 Approved
Dependencies Document dependency graph (SVG)
Personnel Chair Wei Lu
Mailing list Address aft@socks.nec.com
To subscribe aft-request@socks.nec.com
Archive http://www.socks.nec.com/aftmail/

Charter for Working Group

The goal of the Authenticated Firewall Traversal Working Group is to
specify a protocol to address the issue of application-layer support for
firewall traversal. The working group intends to specify a traversal
protocol supporting both TCP and UDP applications with a general
framework for authentication of the firewall traversal. To promote
interoperability, the group will also propose a base authentication
technique for use within the general authentication framework.

The output of the group will consist of a standards-track RFC(s)
describing the traversal protocol, the base authentication methods and a
reference implementation of the protocol, and base authentication
methods. The working group will start with the SOCKS system described by
David Koblas in his paper presented at the 1992 Usenix Security
Symposium.

Milestones

Date Milestone
Done Submit final draft of SOCKS protocol and authentication methods for RFC.
Done Issue Internet-Draft on SOCKS base authentication methods.
Done Publish sample implementation for UNIX.
Done Issue Internet-Draft on V5 SOCKS protocol.