ietf-nntp My notes from the NNTP WG meeting at the 37thIETF
Jack De Winter
jack at wildbear.on.ca
Sun Jan 5 12:36:22 PST 1997
Um, I already have a draft out for AUTHSASL, and there has been talk
about merging that into the spec, as that was the intention of the
wording that NNTP use the same mechanism as IMAP.
However, a couple of people have sent me questions on the draft.
The thing that keeps on creeping up, and I mentioned this when
I first brought it up, is what to do with existing implementations
that do something else with it. One gent suggested that we keep
it as an extension, but make it change the results for AUTHINFO GENERIC.
If people can give me input on this, I can get this finished and out
of the way... but it seems pointless to write another draft on this
when there is already one out there that (as soon as I incorporate
John Meyers latest changes from his SASL spec into the NNTP-AUTHSASL/
AUTHINFO draft) works with the existing infrastructure.
If anyone has any problems with that statement, please talk to me
about it. I would rather talk with someone and discuss their problems
then have 2 or 3 competing authentication protocols when SASL can
handle as many as we need.
At 01:12 PM 1/5/97 EST, Chris Lewis wrote:
>In message "Re: ietf-nntp My notes from the NNTP WG meeting at the
>'jack at wildbear.on.ca' writes:
>>There is a problem with the AUTHINFO GENERIC command... there is no
>>specification of mechanisms for it. If someone is using the AUTHINFO
>>GENERIC command and has an established set of rules for it, then perhaps
>>they could share.
>The complete document has detail on two mechanisms, and I was intending
>on writing a more complete draft on how to do AUTHINFO GENERIC LIST etc.
>Chris Lewis, Senior Network Security Analyst, Nortel.
>clewis at nortel.ca; Dept 4C16, Ottawa, Canada. (613) 763-2935.
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