Secure Transport Proxy (stp) Concluded WG

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WG Name Secure Transport Proxy
Acronym stp
Area Security Area (sec)
State Concluded
Charter charter-ietf-stp-01 Approved
Dependencies Document dependency graph (SVG)
Personnel Chair Wei Lu 

Charter for Working Group

The proliferation of networking technologies and applications bring
new promises and challenges to the Internet. One such challenge is
how to develop and manage a heterogeneous and colossal networking
environment? Specifically, how to manage a network that consists of
IPv4, RFC1918, IPv6, IPSec, mobile IP, and a variety of applications
that use multiple IP transports, TCP, UDP, and Multicast? The Secure
Transport Proxy Working Group (STP) is chartered to specify a generic
mechanism to proxy IP transports in a secure manner.

The protocol will evolve from the existing work done by the
Authenticated Firewall Traversal Working Group (AFT). It will focus
on transport proxy mechanisms that are secure, scalable, efficient
and flexible. The protocol will be specifically designed for
bi-directional establishment of TCP, UDP and Multicast proxy channels
over a heterogeneous network environment, enabling application
protocols to securely pass through firewalls.