Anonymous Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) Mechanism
RFC 4505

Approval announcement
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From: The IESG <iesg-secretary@ietf.org>
To: IETF-Announce <ietf-announce@ietf.org>
Cc: Internet Architecture Board <iab@iab.org>,
    RFC Editor <rfc-editor@rfc-editor.org>, 
    sasl mailing list <ietf-sasl@imc.org>, 
    sasl chair <sasl-chairs@tools.ietf.org>
Subject: Protocol Action: 'The Anonymous SASL Mechanism' to 
         Proposed Standard 

The IESG has approved the following document:

- 'The Anonymous SASL Mechanism '
   <draft-ietf-sasl-anon-06.txt> as a Proposed Standard

This document is the product of the Simple Authentication and Security 
Layer Working Group. 

The IESG contact persons are Sam Hartman and Tim Polk.

A URL of this Internet-Draft is:
http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-sasl-anon-06.txt

Technical Summary
 
   It is common practice on the Internet to permit anonymous access to
   various services.  The anonymous mechanism of the Simple
   Authentication and Security Layer framework provides a way to request
   anonymous access to a network service and to provide trace information
   to that service.  This document obseletes RFC 2245.
 
Working Group Summary
 
   The SASL working group reached rough consensus on this mechanism.
 
Protocol Quality
 
   The specification was reviewed for the IESG by Sam Hartman.

RFC-Editor Note

 Add at the end of the abstract:
     This document obsoletes RFC 2245.

 Section 1:

 insert missing or
 old:
   defined in Section 2 of this document.  The trace information, which
   has no semantical value, should take one of two forms: an Internet
      email address, an opaque string which does not contain the '@'
 new:
   defined in Section 2 of this document.  The trace information, which
   has no semantical value, should take one of two forms: an Internet
      email address, or an opaque string which does not contain the '@'