RFC 912

Authentication service, September 1984

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc912.txt
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Status:
UNKNOWN
Obsoleted by:
RFC 931
Author:
M. St. Johns
Stream:
[Legacy]

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC0912

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Abstract

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.


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