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I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-pana-requirements-05.txt



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	Title		: Protocol for Carrying Authentication for Network 
                          Access (PANA)Requirements and Terminology
	Author(s)	: A. Yegin, Y. Ohba, R. Penno et al.
	Filename	: draft-ietf-pana-requirements-05.txt
	Pages		: 16
	Date		: 2003-4-22
	
It is expected that future IP devices will have a variety of access 
technologies to gain network connectivity. Currently there are 
access-specific mechanisms for providing client information to the 
network for authentication and authorization purposes. In addition 
to being limited to specific access media (e.g., 802.1x for IEEE 802 
links), some of these protocols are limited to specific network 
topologies (e.g., PPP for point-to-point links). The goal of the 
PANA is to provide a layer two agnostic and IPv4/IPv6 compatible
client-server protocol that allows a host to be authenticated for 
network access. The protocol will run between a client's device 
and an agent device in the network where the agent might be a client
of the AAA infrastructure. This document defines the common 
terminology and identifies the requirements for PANA.

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