EAP + EAPOL state machines
j at w1.fi
Mon Sep 21 20:42:55 EDT 2009
On Sat, Sep 19, 2009 at 11:01:55AM +0300, Paul Roit wrote:
> The process was revolving state machines SUPP_PAE,
> KEY_RX, SUPP_BE, and the peer's state machine
These are IEEE 802.1X/EAPOL state machines.
> Could you please elaborate on the meaning of the first three?
> What is PAE, KEY_RX and BE?
PAE is Port Access Entity, KEY_RX is key receive, and BE is backend
state machine. IEEE Std 802.1X-2004 provides more details.
> rfc 4137 only mentiones peer's sm and a full-authenticator
> (in a pass through mode). Which sm is responsible for what?
RFC 4137 defines the EAP peer state machines. IEEE Std 802.1X-2004
defines the EAPOL supplicant state machines.
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