Authentication service, September 1984
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- File formats:
- Obsoleted by:
- RFC 931
- M. St. Johns
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This memo describes a proposed authentication protocol for verifying the identity of a user of a TCP connection. Given a TCP port number pair, it returns a character string which identifies the owner of that connection on the server's system. Suggested uses include automatic identification and verification of a user during an FTP session, additional verification of a TAC dial up user, and access verification for a generalized network file server.
For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.
For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.