Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP), June 2004
- Canonical URL:
- File formats:
- PROPOSED STANDARD
- RFC 2284
- Updated by:
- RFC 5247, RFC 7057
- B. Aboba
H. Levkowetz, Ed.
- eap (int)
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This document defines the Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP), an authentication framework which supports multiple authentication methods. EAP typically runs directly over data link layers such as Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) or IEEE 802, without requiring IP. EAP provides its own support for duplicate elimination and retransmission, but is reliant on lower layer ordering guarantees. Fragmentation is not supported within EAP itself; however, individual EAP methods may support this. This document obsoletes RFC 2284. A summary of the changes between this document and RFC 2284 is available in Appendix A. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.
For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.