[rfc-dist] RFC 3748 on Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP)

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        RFC 3748

        Title:      Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP)
        Author(s):  B. Aboba, L. Blunk, J. Vollbrecht, J. Carlson,
                    H. Levkowetz, Ed.
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       June 2004
        Mailbox:    bernarda at microsoft.com, ljb at merit.edu,
                    jrv at umich.edu, james.d.carlson at sun.com,
                    henrik at levkowetz.com
        Pages:      67
        Characters: 157994
        Obsoletes:  2284

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-eap-rfc2284bis-09.txt

        URL:        ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc3748.txt


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.

This document is a product of the Extensible Authentication Protocol
Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for
the Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions
for improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the
"Internet Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the
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Joyce K. Reynolds and Sandy Ginoza
USC/Information Sciences Institute

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