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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: 5224
Status: Reported
Type: Editorial
Publication Format(s) : TEXT

Reported By: Bastian Schumacher
Date Reported: 2018-01-02

Section 4 says:

If the initial
response argument is omitted and the chosen mechanism requires
an initial client response, the server MUST proceed as defined
in Section 5.1 of [SASL]. 

[...]

If use of the initial response
argument would cause the AUTH command to exceed this length,
the client MUST NOT use the initial response parameter (and
instead proceed as defined in Section 5.1 of [SASL]).

It should say:

If the initial
response argument is omitted and the chosen mechanism requires
an initial client response, the server MUST proceed as defined
in Section 5.1 of [RFC 2222]. 

[...]

If use of the initial response
argument would cause the AUTH command to exceed this length,
the client MUST NOT use the initial response parameter (and
instead proceed as defined in Section 5.1 of [RFC 2222]).

Notes:

[SASL] points to RFC 4422 that does not contain a Section 5.1.
So the Original text leads to confusion. The referenced Text can be found in RFC 2222 instead.

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