Connection Establishment in the Binary Floor Control Protocol (BFCP)
RFC 5018

Approval announcement
Draft of message to be sent after approval:

From: The IESG <iesg-secretary@ietf.org>
To: IETF-Announce <ietf-announce@ietf.org>
Cc: Internet Architecture Board <iab@iab.org>,
    RFC Editor <rfc-editor@rfc-editor.org>, 
    xcon mailing list <xcon@ietf.org>, 
    xcon chair <xcon-chairs@tools.ietf.org>
Subject: Protocol Action: 'Connection Establishment in the 
         Binary Floor Control Protocol (BFCP)' to Proposed Standard 

The IESG has approved the following document:

- 'Connection Establishment in the Binary Floor Control Protocol (BFCP) '
   <draft-ietf-xcon-bfcp-connection-06.txt> as a Proposed Standard

This document is the product of the Centralized Conferencing Working 
Group. 

The IESG contact persons are Cullen Jennings and Jon Peterson.

A URL of this Internet-Draft is:
http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-xcon-bfcp-connection-06.txt

Technical Summary

This document specifies how a Binary Floor Control
Protocol (BFCP) client establishes a connection to a
BFCP floor control server outside the context of an
offer/answer exchange. Client and server authentication
are based on Transport Layer Security (TLS).

Working Group Summary

This document is a product of the XCON working group.
Its contents have been uncontroversial in working group
discussions.

Document Quality

Eric Rescorla reviewed the document from a security
perspective. Based on his feedback, the client
authentication mechanism was changed from one based
loosely on HTTP digest authentication to the use of
TLS with pre-shared keys.

Adam Roach has reviewed the document for quality.

Personnel

Adam Roach is the Document Shepherd for this document.
Cullen Jennings is the responsible Area Director.


Note to RFC Editor
 
OLD:
If possible, passphrases are preferable to passwords.
NEW:
If possible, passphrases are preferable to passwords. It is RECOMMENDED
that implementations support, at minimum, 16-character passwords or
passphrases.