[rfc-dist] RFC 4738 on MIKEY-RSA-R: An Additional Mode of Key Distribution in Multimedia Internet KEYing (MIKEY)

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        RFC 4738

        Title:      MIKEY-RSA-R: An Additional Mode of 
                    Key Distribution in Multimedia Internet KEYing 
        Author:     D. Ignjatic, L. Dondeti,
                    F. Audet, P. Lin
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       November 2006
        Mailbox:    dignjatic at polycom.com, 
                    ldondeti at qualcomm.com, 
                    audet at nortel.com,  linping at nortel.com
        Pages:      19
        Characters: 43015
        Updates:    RFC3830

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-msec-mikey-rsa-r-07.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4738.txt

The Multimedia Internet Keying (MIKEY) specification describes
several modes of key distribution solution that address multimedia
scenarios (e.g., SIP calls and Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP)
sessions) using pre-shared keys, public keys, and optionally a
Diffie-Hellman key exchange.  In the public-key mode, the Initiator
encrypts a random key with the Responder's public key and sends it to
the Responder.  In many communication scenarios, the Initiator may
not know the Responder's public key, or in some cases the Responder's
ID (e.g., call forwarding) in advance.  We propose a new MIKEY mode
that works well in such scenarios.  This mode also enhances the group
key management support in MIKEY; it supports member-initiated group
key download (in contrast to group manager pushing the group keys to
all members).  This document updates RFC 3830 with the RSA-R mode.  

This document is a product of the Multicast Security
Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

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