RFC 5931 on Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) Authentication Using Only a Password

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A new Request for Comments is now available in online RFC libraries.

        RFC 5931

        Title:      Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) 
                    Authentication Using Only a Password 
        Author:     D. Harkins, G. Zorn
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       August 2010
        Mailbox:    dharkins@arubanetworks.com, 
        Pages:      40
        Characters: 90275
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-harkins-emu-eap-pwd-14.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5931.txt

This memo describes an Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP)
method, EAP-pwd, which uses a shared password for authentication.
The password may be a low-entropy one and may be drawn from some set
of possible passwords, like a dictionary, which is available to an
attacker.  The underlying key exchange is resistant to active attack,
passive attack, and dictionary attack.  This document is not an Internet 
Standards Track specification; it is published for informational purposes.

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