RFC 7458 on Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) Attributes forWi-Fi Integration with the Evolved Packet Core

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

        RFC 7458

        Title:      Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) Attributes 
                    for Wi-Fi Integration with the Evolved 
                    Packet Core 
        Author:     R. Valmikam, R. Koodli
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       February 2015
        Mailbox:    valmikam@gmail.com, 
        Pages:      18
        Characters: 38925
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-netext-wifi-epc-eap-attributes-16.txt

        URL:        https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7458

With Wi-Fi emerging as a crucial access network for mobile service
providers, it has become important to provide functions commonly
available in 3G and 4G networks in Wi-Fi access networks as well.
Such functions include Access Point Name (APN) Selection, multiple
Packet Data Network (PDN) connections, and seamless mobility between
Wi-Fi and 3G/4G networks.

The EAP Authentication and Key Agreement (EAP-AKA), and EAP-AKA',
protocol is required for mobile devices to access the mobile Evolved
Packet Core (EPC) via Wi-Fi networks.  This document defines a few
new EAP attributes to enable the above-mentioned functions in such
networks.  The attributes are exchanged between a client (such as a
Mobile Node (MN)) and its network counterpart (such as an
Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) server) in the
service provider's infrastructure.

This document is a product of the Network-Based Mobility Extensions Working Group of the IETF.

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