Anonymous Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) Mechanism
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <email@example.com>, RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org>, sasl mailing list <email@example.com>, sasl chair <firstname.lastname@example.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 '@'