Anonymous Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) Mechanism, June 2006
- File formats:
- PROPOSED STANDARD
- RFC 2245
- K. Zeilenga
- sasl (sec)
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On the Internet, it is common practice to permit anonymous access to various services. Traditionally, this has been done with a plain-text password mechanism using "anonymous" as the user name and using optional trace information, such as an email address, as the password. As plain-text login commands are not permitted in new IETF protocols, a new way to provide anonymous login is needed within the context of the Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) framework. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.
For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.