RFC 5998 on An Extension for EAP-Only Authentication in IKEv2

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

        RFC 5998

        Title:      An Extension for EAP-Only Authentication 
                    in IKEv2 
        Author:     P. Eronen, H. Tschofenig,
                    Y. Sheffer
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       September 2010
        Mailbox:    pe@iki.fi, 
        Pages:      16
        Characters: 33477
        Updates:    RFC5996

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-ipsecme-eap-mutual-05.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5998.txt

IKEv2 specifies that Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP)
authentication must be used together with responder authentication
based on public key signatures.  This is necessary with old EAP
methods that provide only unilateral authentication using, e.g., one-
time passwords or token cards.

This document specifies how EAP methods that provide mutual
authentication and key agreement can be used to provide extensible
responder authentication for IKEv2 based on methods other than public
key signatures.  [STANDARDS TRACK]

This document is a product of the IP Security Maintenance and Extensions Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

STANDARDS TRACK: This document specifies an Internet standards track
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for improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the Internet
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