[rfc-dist] RFC 5416 on Control and Provisioning of Wireless Access Points (CAPWAP) Protocol Binding for IEEE 802.11

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        RFC 5416

        Title:      Control and Provisioning of Wireless 
                    Access Points (CAPWAP) Protocol Binding for 
                    IEEE 802.11 
        Author:     P. Calhoun, Ed.,
                    M. Montemurro, Ed.,
                    D. Stanley, Ed.
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       March 2009
        Mailbox:    pcalhoun at cisco.com, 
                    mmontemurro at rim.com, 
                    dstanley at arubanetworks.com
        Pages:      76
        Characters: 175870
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-capwap-protocol-binding-ieee80211-12.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5416.txt

Wireless LAN product architectures have evolved from single
autonomous access points to systems consisting of a centralized
Access Controller (AC) and Wireless Termination Points (WTPs).  The
general goal of centralized control architectures is to move access
control, including user authentication and authorization, mobility
management, and radio management from the single access point to a
centralized controller.

This specification defines the Control And Provisioning of Wireless
Access Points (CAPWAP) Protocol Binding Specification for use with
the IEEE 802.11 Wireless Local Area Network protocol.  [STANDARDS TRACK]

This document is a product of the Control And Provisioning of Wireless Access Points 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
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