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This draft is a work item of the Simple Authentication and Security Layer Working Group of the IETF.
Title : The Anonymous SASL Mechanism
Author(s) : K. Zeilenga
Filename : draft-ietf-sasl-anon-02.txt
Pages : 9
Date : 2003-7-2
It is common practice on the Internet to permit anonymous access to
various services. Traditionally, this has been done with a plain text
password mechanism using 'anonymous' as the user name and optional
trace information, such as an email address, as the password. As
plaintext login commands are not permitted in new IETF protocols, a
new way to provide anonymous login is needed within the context of the
Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) framework.
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