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Title : Password-Changing Protocol
Author(s) : R. Gellens
Filename : draft-gellens-password-00.txt
Pages : 8
Date : 23-Feb-01
A number of existing clients and servers currently support the
'poppassd' protocol for changing passwords. This protocol is
extremely insecure, as it transmits the user name, current and new
passwords in clear text. It also has more round-trips than needed,
and lacks an extension mechanism. In addition, it is not possible
to specify for which service(s) the password is to be changed. The
protocol also traditionally usurps port 106, which is actually
assigned for a different purpose.
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