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RFC 4643

"Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) Extension for Authentication", October 2006

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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Updates:
RFC 2980
Authors:
J. Vinocur
K. Murchison
Stream:
IETF
Source:
nntpext (app)

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Abstract

This document defines an extension to the Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) that allows a client to indicate an authentication mechanism to the server, to perform an authentication protocol exchange, and optionally to negotiate a security layer for subsequent protocol interactions during the remainder of an NNTP session. This document updates and formalizes the AUTHINFO USER/PASS authentication method specified in RFC 2980 and deprecates the AUTHINFO SIMPLE and AUTHINFO GENERIC authentication methods. Additionally, this document defines a profile of the Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) for NNTP. [STANDARDS-TRACK]


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