[rfc-dist] RFC 4954 on SMTP Service Extension for Authentication

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        RFC 4954

        Title:      SMTP Service Extension for Authentication 
        Author:     R. Siemborski, Ed.,
                    A. Melnikov, Ed.
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       July 2007
        Mailbox:    robsiemb at google.com, 
                    Alexey.Melnikov at isode.com
        Pages:      20
        Characters: 43493
        Obsoletes:  RFC2554
        Updates:    RFC3463

        I-D Tag:    draft-siemborski-rfc2554bis-09.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4954.txt

This document defines a Simple Mail Transport Protocol (SMTP)
extension whereby an SMTP client may indicate an authentication
mechanism to the server, perform an authentication protocol exchange,
and optionally negotiate a security layer for subsequent protocol
interactions during this session.  This extension includes a profile
of the Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) for SMTP.

This document obsoletes RFC 2554.  [STANDARDS TRACK]

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 
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