AUTHINFO SIMPLE and PASS
julien at trigofacile.com
Mon Aug 25 21:50:47 UTC 2008
nnrpd currently supports
AUTHINFO SIMPLE user password
but the way it is implemented is not documented in RFC 2980.
It is normally something bad, NNTP speaking:
Furthermore, RFC 2980 says:
It is recommended that this command not be implemented, but use
either or both of the other forms of AUTHINFO if such functionality
Therefore, I wonder whether support for AUTHINFO SIMPLE should be kept.
(Yes, I know, I already asked for other commands but this one is
undocumented the way it works with INN.)
AUTHINFO PASS password
currently works with innd.
Should we enforce the use of AUTHINFO USER before?
I think it should because this direct authentication is not specified.
But it might break something with other servers which authenticate
RFC 3977 allows that for AUTHINFO USER:
AUTHINFO USER user
but well, *this* would break the communication between news servers
so we should not switch to it I assume.
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