[rfc-dist] RFC 4643 on Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) Extension for Authentication
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Title: Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP)
Extension for Authentication
Author: J. Vinocur, K. Murchison
Status: Standards Track
Date: October 2006
Mailbox: vinocur at cs.cornell.edu,
murch at andrew.cmu.edu
I-D Tag: draft-ietf-nntpext-authinfo-10.txt
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]
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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