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Description of Working Group

The TELNET Working Group will examine RFC 854, ``Telnet Protocol Specification,'' in light of the last six years of technical advancements, and will determine if it is still accurate with how the TELNET protocol is being used today. This group will also look at all the TELNET options, and decide which are still germane to current-day implementations of the TELNET protocol.

(1) Re-issue RFC 854 to reflect current knowledge and usage of the TELNET protocol.

(2) Create RFCs for new TELNET options to clarify or fill in any voids in the current option set. Specifically: environment variable passing, authentication, encryption, and compression.

(3) Act as a clearing-house for all proposed RFCs that deal with the TELNET protocol.

Goals and Milestones

Write an environment option.
Post an Internet-Draft describing the authentication option.
Post an Internet-Draft describing the encryption option.
Mar 1991
Rewrite RFC 854.
Submit the authentication option to the IESG as an Experimental Protocol.
Jul 1993
Submit the encryption option to the IESG as an Experimental Protocol.

NOTE: The Internet-Draft(s) listed below may have been deleted since they are only good for six months.


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