ietf-nntp Merge Newman's Authinfo draft into Main Draft?
chl at clw.cs.man.ac.uk
Wed May 27 02:24:52 PDT 1998
In <Pine.PMDF.3.95.980526034948.538982028C-100000 at INNOSOFT.COM> Chris Newman <Chris.Newman at INNOSOFT.COM> writes:
>NNTPEXT is forbidden from adding new features to the protocol -- this
>includes authentication technology which isn't already deployed. On the
>flip side, the IESG requires that if any authentication mechanism is
>included in the base spec, then there must be a mandatory-to-implement
>mechanism which does not use plaintext passwords. These two requirements
>end up being contradictory in this case.
If Microsoft have already implemented it, then it IS deployed.
>NNTPEXT has two choices:
Why not add
(C) Just DO it. I doubt IESG will object. Ask them if you must.
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