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RFC 4954, "SMTP Service Extension for Authentication", July 2007

Source of RFC: IETF - NON WORKING GROUP
Area Assignment: app

Errata ID: 1020
Status: Rejected
Type: Editorial
Publication Format(s) : TEXT

Reported By: Alfred Hoenes
Date Reported: 2007-08-25
Rejected by: Alexey Melnikov
Date Rejected: 2007-08-25

Section 9 says:

(4)  Section 9 -- distorted sentence

The 4th paragraph of Section 9, on mid-page 14, says:

  [...]
  The AUTH=<> parameter prevents such an attack from causing a relayed
|  message and, in the absence of other envelope authentication, from
|  picking up the authentication of the relay client.

IMHO, this sentence is distorted and potentially misleading.
The RFC should perhaps better say:

  [...]
  The AUTH=<> parameter prevents such an attack from causing a relayed
|  message, in the absence of other envelope authentication, to pick up
  the authentication of the relay client.

This is essentially what RFC 2554 said in this place, and which makes
much more sense to me.

It should say:

-

Notes:

---VERIFIER NOTE---
I tend to disagree in this case. The "and" was certainly missing in the original text. I also think the new version is more readable.

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