[rfc-dist] RFC 4738 on MIKEY-RSA-R: An Additional Mode of Key Distribution in Multimedia Internet KEYing (MIKEY)
rfc-editor at rfc-editor.org
Thu Nov 16 17:42:16 PST 2006
A new Request for Comments is now available in online RFC libraries.
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
I-D Tag: draft-ietf-msec-mikey-rsa-r-07.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.
STANDARDS TRACK: 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 standardization
state and status of this protocol. Distribution of this memo is
This announcement is sent to the IETF list and the RFC-DIST list.
Requests to be added to or deleted from the IETF distribution list
should be sent to IETF-REQUEST at IETF.ORG. Requests to be
added to or deleted from the RFC-DIST distribution list should
be sent to RFC-DIST-REQUEST at RFC-EDITOR.ORG.
Details on obtaining RFCs via FTP or EMAIL may be obtained by sending
an EMAIL message to rfc-info at RFC-EDITOR.ORG with the message body
help: ways_to_get_rfcs. For example:
To: rfc-info at RFC-EDITOR.ORG
Subject: getting rfcs
Requests for special distribution should be addressed to either the
author of the RFC in question, or to RFC-Manager at RFC-EDITOR.ORG. Unless
specifically noted otherwise on the RFC itself, all RFCs are for
Submissions for Requests for Comments should be sent to
RFC-EDITOR at RFC-EDITOR.ORG. Please consult RFC 2223, Instructions to RFC
Authors, for further information.
Joyce K. Reynolds and Sandy Ginoza
USC/Information Sciences Institute
More information about the rfc-dist