[rfc-dist] RFC 7499 on Support of Fragmentation of RADIUS Packets

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        RFC 7499

        Title:      Support of Fragmentation of RADIUS 
        Author:     A. Perez-Mendez, Ed.,
                    R. Marin-Lopez, F. Pereniguez-Garcia,
                    G. Lopez-Millan, D. Lopez,
                    A. DeKok
        Status:     Experimental
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       April 2015
        Mailbox:    alex at um.es, 
                    rafa at um.es, 
                    pereniguez at um.es,
                    gabilm at um.es, 
                    diego at tid.es, 
                    aland at networkradius.com
        Pages:      38
        Characters: 83448
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-radext-radius-fragmentation-12.txt

        URL:        https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7499

The Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) protocol is
limited to a total packet size of 4096 bytes.  Provisions exist for
fragmenting large amounts of authentication data across multiple
packets, via Access-Challenge packets.  No similar provisions exist
for fragmenting large amounts of authorization data.  This document
specifies how existing RADIUS mechanisms can be leveraged to provide
that functionality.  These mechanisms are largely compatible with
existing implementations, and they are designed to be invisible to
proxies and "fail-safe" to legacy RADIUS Clients and Servers.

This document is a product of the RADIUS EXTensions Working Group of the IETF.

EXPERIMENTAL: This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the
Internet community.  It does not specify an Internet standard of any
kind. Discussion and suggestions for improvement are requested.
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