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RFC 5931

"Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) Authentication Using Only a Password", August 2010

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Status:
INFORMATIONAL
Authors:
D. Harkins
G. Zorn
Stream:
IETF
Source:
NON WORKING GROUP

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Abstract

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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