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I-D ACTION:draft-siemborski-rfc2554bis-02.txt (fwd)

2003-12-05 13:50:09

This is the most recent version of a revsion I've been working on to
RFC2554.  This came out of some discussions I had with others about
problems in the current spec (mostly based around lack of clarity on
the handling of the MAIL FROM AUTH= parameter and the initial client

I'd like to hear some comments on it from a wider audience.

The most controversial issue I've hit so far is the choice of a
mandatory-to-implement (at a minimum level) SASL mechanism.  From the
people I've talked to, it seems that the choice of DIGEST-MD5 is more
popular than the choice (that IMAP made) of STARTTLS+PLAIN, so that's
where the document currently stands.

Please send comments to the list.


Rob Siemborski | Andrew Systems Group * Research Systems Programmer
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Subject: I-D ACTION:draft-siemborski-rfc2554bis-02.txt

A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts directories.

        Title           : SMTP Service Extension for Authentication
        Author(s)       : R. Siemborski
        Filename        : draft-siemborski-rfc2554bis-02.txt
        Pages           : 18
        Date            : 2003-12-5

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

This document obsoletes RFC 2554 and replaces it as a Proposed

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