[rfc-dist] RFC 4616 on The PLAIN Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) Mechanism

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        RFC 4616

        Title:      The PLAIN Simple Authentication and 
                    Security Layer (SASL) Mechanism 
        Author:     K. Zeilenga, Ed.
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       August 2006
        Mailbox:    Kurt at OpenLDAP.org
        Pages:      11
        Characters: 20270
        Updates:    RFC2595

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-sasl-plain-09.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4616.txt

This document defines a simple clear-text user/password Simple
Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) mechanism called the PLAIN
mechanism.  The PLAIN mechanism is intended to be used, in combination
with data confidentiality services provided by a lower layer, in
protocols that lack a simple password authentication command.  [STANDARDS 

This document is a product of the Simple Authentication and Security Layer
Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

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