Internet Architecture Board


Revised draft – A Survey of Authentication Mechanisms

The IAB has revised its draft document on “A Survey of Authentication
Mechanisms.” Authentication is a common security issue for the design
of Internet protocols. A wide variety of authentication technologies
are avail- able. A common problem is knowing which technology to
choose or which of a variety of essentially similar implementations of
a given tech- nique to choose. This memo provides a survey of
available mechanisms and guidance on selecting one for a given

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