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Concluded WG IP Authentication (ipauth)

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WG Name IP Authentication
Acronym ipauth
Area Security Area (sec)
State Concluded
Charter charter-ietf-ipauth-01 Approved
Document dependencies
Personnel Chair Jeffrey I. Schiller
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Final Charter for Working Group

To brainstorm issues related to providing for the security and
integrity of information on the Internet, with emphasis on those
protocols used to operate and control the network. To propose open
standard solutions to problems in network authentication.


Date Milestone Associated documents
Oct 1988 RFC specifying an authentication format which supports multiple authentication systems.
Oct 1988 Document discussing the cost/benefit tradeoffs of various generic approaches to solving the authentication problem in the Internet context.
Oct 1988 Document to act as a protocol designers guide to authentication.
Oct 1988 RFC proposing A Key Distribution System (emphasis on ``A'' as opposed to ``THE''). MIT's Kerberos seems the most likely candidate here.