[rfc-dist] RFC 4284 on Identity Selection Hints for the Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP)
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Title: Identity Selection Hints for the
Extensible Authentication Protocol EAP
Author: F. Adrangi, V. Lortz,
F. Bari, P. Eronen
Date: January 2006
Mailbox: farid.adrangi at intel.com,
victor.lortz at intel.com,
farooq.bari at cingular.com, pasi.eronen at nokia.com
I-D Tag: draft-adrangi-eap-network-discovery-14.txt
The Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) is defined in RFC 3748.
This document defines a mechanism that allows an access network to
provide identity selection hints to an EAP peer -- the end of the
link that responds to the authenticator. The purpose is to assist
the EAP peer in selecting an appropriate Network Access Identifier
(NAI). This is useful in situations where the peer does not receive
a lower-layer indication of what network it is connecting to, or when
there is no direct roaming relationship between the access network
and the peer\'s home network. In the latter case, authentication is
typically accomplished via a mediating network such as a roaming
consortium or broker.
The mechanism defined in this document is limited in its scalability.
It is intended for access networks that have a small to moderate
number of direct roaming partners. This memo provides information for the Internet community.
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