[rfc-dist] RFC 4643 on Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) Extension for Authentication

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        RFC 4643

        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
        Pages:      24
        Characters: 51411
        Updates:    RFC2980

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-nntpext-authinfo-10.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4643.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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