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I-D ACTION:draft-nisse-secsh-srp-00.txt



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	Title		: Using the SRP protocol as a key exchange method in 
                          Secure Shell
	Author(s)	: N. Moller
	Filename	: draft-nisse-secsh-srp-00.txt
	Pages		: 9
	Date		: 08-Aug-00
	
This memo describes an experimental method for authentication and
keyexchange in the Secure Shell protocol.
The main virtue of the SRP protocol [SRP] is that it provides
authentication based on a small secret (typically a password). It is
useful in situations where no authentic host key is known. For Secure
Shell, it can be used as a bootstrapping procedure to get the host
key of a server in a safe way. SRP also provides authentication of
the user, which means that it might make sense to skip the secsh
'ssh-userauth'-service [SSH-USERAUTH] when using SRP.

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