[rfc-dist] RFC 5034 on The Post Office Protocol (POP3) Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) Authentication Mechanism

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        RFC 5034

        Title:      The Post Office Protocol (POP3) 
                    Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) 
                    Authentication Mechanism 
        Author:     R. Siemborski, A. Menon-Sen
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       July 2007
        Mailbox:    robsiemb at google.com, 
                    ams at oryx.com
        Pages:      12
        Characters: 24170

        I-D Tag:    draft-siemborski-rfc1734bis-11.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5034.txt

This document defines a profile of the Simple Authentication and
Security Layer (SASL) for the Post Office Protocol (POP3).  This
extension allows a POP3 client to 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 document seeks to consolidate the information related to POP3
AUTH into a single document.  To this end, this document obsoletes
and replaces RFC 1734, and updates the information contained in
Section 6.3 of RFC 2449.  [STANDARDS TRACK]

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

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