[rfc-dist] RFC 6043 on MIKEY-TICKET: Ticket-Based Modes of Key Distribution in Multimedia Internet KEYing (MIKEY)

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        RFC 6043

        Title:      MIKEY-TICKET: Ticket-Based Modes of Key 
                    Distribution in Multimedia Internet KEYing (MIKEY) 
        Author:     J. Mattsson, T. Tian
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       March 2011
        Mailbox:    john.mattsson at ericsson.com, 
                    tian.tian1 at zte.com.cn
        Pages:      58
        Characters: 139516
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-mattsson-mikey-ticket-05.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6043.txt

The Multimedia Internet KEYing (MIKEY) specification describes a key
management scheme for real-time applications.  In this document, we
note that the currently defined MIKEY modes are insufficient to
address deployment scenarios built around a centralized key
management service.  Interest in such deployments is increasing.
Therefore, a set of new MIKEY modes that work well in such scenarios
are defined.  The new modes use a trusted key management service and
a ticket concept, similar to that in Kerberos.  The new modes also
support features used by many existing applications, where the exact
identity of the other endpoint may not be known at the start of the
communication session.  This document is not an Internet Standards Track 
specification; it is published for informational purposes.

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