Hi Tim, All
I've been involved in the eduroam global working group that comprises of
reps from Europe, USA, and Australia/Asia. We've been looking at the
eduroam next generation architecture and exploring auto discovery rather
than a hierarchical model and variants of DNSSEC and DIAMETER. We are
working closely with the SALSA-FWNA in the USA.
We are also exploring Shib-eduroam integration and I do recall some
discussion on developing an EAP-SHIB RFC as a longer term goal too.
Tim/Josh and others, I and others around the world involved in both
projects would be keen to know more about the results of this discussion
and if a draft could be sent out I would like to forward this onto the
shibboleth community in Australia (we just launched a national
shibboleth test-bed federation in partnership with MAMS yesterday) and
with the global eduroam working group.
Although not formally stated on the website as yet, we have received
ratification from CAUDIT (Council of Australian IT Directors) on our
national eduroam policy available at
For more information see
Eduroam global working group -
General info: http://www.melcoe.mq.edu.au/projects/MAMS/
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From: Tim Chown [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Friday, 9 December 2005 12:54 AM
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Subject: Re: Janet roaming consultation exercice
On Thu, Dec 08, 2005 at 01:36:14PM -0000, Nicole Harris wrote:
> However, I think it is sensible for UKERNA to align themselves as
> possible with the standards mandated within eduroam as a whole, and
> international working group to bring this work together with
> rather than starting from a different position to the rest of eduroam
> if we are being very English and using a different name).
I think this is already happening, and it shouldn't sound like something
'that needs to be started'... James Sankar while with UKERNA was one of
driving forces in steering eduroam out of the blocks, and his efforts
sterling prior to him leaving for Australia. Indeed the first use of
eduroam was between the UK and the Netherlands.
There is some discussion of what the 'standard' (or tiered) eduroam
are (both in the context of JANET and the European work that Nicole
and there are some devils in that detail.
One thing that seemed clear from the work to date is that mandating a
solution won't fly; thus the issue of interoperability is very