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Concluded WG TCP Client Identity Protocol (ident)

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WG Name TCP Client Identity Protocol
Acronym ident
Area Security Area (sec)
State Concluded
Charter charter-ietf-ident-01 Approved
Document dependencies
Personnel Chair Michael StJohns
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Final Charter for Working Group

The TCP Client Identity Protocol Working Group is chartered to define
a protocol for returning the identity of the user initiating a TCP
connection. When a client on host A initiates a TCP connection to
host B, host B may query a server on host A to determine the identity
of the client on host A. The primary purpose of this protocol is to
record the identity of requesters initiating a connection.

This work is a clarification and standardization of the Experimental
Protocol currently published as RFC 931.

Done milestones

Date Milestone Associated documents
Done Review implementations, and resolve outstanding issues in preparation for Draft Standard.
Done Submit the Identity Server Protocol to the IESG for consideration as a Proposed Standard.
Done Post an Internet-Draft of the revised RFC 931 Identity Server Protocol.