[rfc-dist] RFC 4642 on Using Transport Layer Security (TLS) with Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP)

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        RFC 4642

        Title:      Using Transport Layer Security (TLS) 
                    with Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) 
        Author:     K. Murchison, J. Vinocur,
                    C. Newman
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       October 2006
        Mailbox:    murch at andrew.cmu.edu, 
                    vinocur at cs.cornell.edu, 
                    Chris.Newman at sun.com
        Pages:      14
        Characters: 29366
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-nntpext-tls-nntp-09.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4642.txt

This memo defines an extension to the Network News Transfer
Protocol (NNTP) that allows an NNTP client and server to use Transport
Layer Security (TLS).  The primary goal is to provide encryption
for single-link confidentiality purposes, but data integrity,
(optional) certificate-based peer entity authentication, and
(optional) data compression are also possible.  [STANDARDS TRACK]

This document is a product of the NNTP Extensions
Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

STANDARDS TRACK: This document specifies an Internet standards track
protocol for the Internet community,and requests discussion and 
suggestions for improvements.Please refer to the current edition of the 
Internet Official Protocol Standards (STD 1) for the standardization 
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