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What is the advantage of the EAP-SRP protocol? Is it only used in wireless?

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Your single sentence questions is comparing apples and oranges. –  Rook Feb 17 '13 at 16:25
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EAP is a generic framework for authentication methods; it is mostly a way to encode arbitrary messages which incarnate an authentication algorithm. A protocol which uses EAP is automatically "compatible" with any authentication algorithm which fits in the EAP formalism, among which EAP-SRP-256 is just one possible method, which builds on SRP.

So EAP-SRP is not "better" than SRP; EAP-SRP is SRP, with EAP-styled clothes.

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