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ANONSEC Mailing list

This is the mailing list of the IETF Better Than Nothing Security (BTNS) working group.

BTNS focuses on augmenting the capabilities of the current Internet network security protocol suite to allow unauthenticated associations, to enable deployment of a level of network level protection in the absence of pre-shared keys or key authentication infrastructure.

IETF WG Information

IETF WG website with current status, charter, milestones, etc.

WG Chairs: Pekka Nikander and Love Hörnqvist-Åstrand

Supervising AD: Sam Hartman

Current documents:

Touch, J., D. Black, Y. Wang "Problem and Applicability Statement
for Better Than Nothing Security (BTNS)," (work in progress), Feb, 2007.

List of pending issues

Williams, N., "Better-Than-Nothing-Security: An Unauthenticated Mode of IPsec", (work in progress), Feb. 22, 2006.

IETF BTNS WG at IETF 65, Dallas, March 2006

The third BTNS WG meeting will be held on a day and time to be announced.

IETF BTNS WG at IETF 64, Vancouver, Nov. 2005

The second BTNS WG meeting was held on Thurs, Nov. 10 at 3:00-4:00pm.

Slides and minutes, as well as the draft charter are available in the proceedings (click here).

IETF BTNS WG at IETF 63, Paris, Aug 2005

The first BTNS WG meeting was held on Thur, Aug. 4 at 9:00-10:00am.

Slides and minutes, as well as the draft charter are available in the proceedings (click here).

IETF BTNS BOF at IETF 62, Minneapolis, March 2005

The second BTNS BOF entitled "BTNS: Better Than Nothing Security" was held on Monday March 7 at 13:00-15:00. Sam Weiler hosted as BOF chair.

The primary purpose of this BOF is to discuss the draft WG charter.

Slides and minutes, as well as the draft charter are available in the proceedings (click here).

IETF BTNS BOF at IETF 61, Wash DC, Nov. 2004

We held a BOF based on ANONSEC issues entitled "BTNS: Better Than Nothing Security" at IETF 61 in Wash. DC, on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2004, from 9:00-11:30am. Joe Touch hosted as interim chair.

Slides and minutes, as well as the draft charter are available in the proceedings (click here).

BOF Jabber log (thanks to Sharon Chisholm)

The concept was originally outlined in the following preliminary Internet Draft:

Touch, J., "ANONsec: Anonymous IPsec to Defend Against Spoofing Attacks," (work in progress), May 5, 2004.

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NOTE: the mailing list moved July 2008 from postel.org to ietf.org; the list archives have moved there as well.

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