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I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-eap-otp-00.txt



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This draft is a work item of the Extensible Authentication Protocol Working Group of the IETF.

	Title		: The One Time Password (OTP) and Generic Token Card 
                          Authentication Protocols
	Author(s)	: L. Blunk, J. Vollbrecht, B. Aboba
	Filename	: draft-ietf-eap-otp-00.txt
	Pages		: 14
	Date		: 2002-10-14
	
EAP is an authentication protocol which supports multiple authentication
mechanisms. EAP typically runs directly over the link layer without
requiring IP and therefore includes its own support for in-order
delivery and re-transmission. While EAP was originally developed for use
with PPP, it is also now in use with IEEE 802. This document defines the
One Time Password (OTP) and Generic Token Card EAP methods, both of
which provide one-way authentication, but not key generation. As a
result, the OTP and Generic Token Card methods, when used by themselves,
are only appropriate for use on networks where physical security can be
assumed. These methods SHOULD NOT be used on wireless networks, or over
the Internet, unless the EAP conversation is protected. This can be
accomplished using technologies such as IPsec or TLS.

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