draft-ietf-aft-username-password-00.txt   draft-ietf-aft-username-password-01.txt 
Username/Password Authentication for SOCKS V5 Username/Password Authentication for SOCKS V5
INTERNET-DRAFT INTERNET-DRAFT
Expires: In Six Months M. Leech Expires: In Six Months M. Leech
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Username/Password Authentication for SOCKS V5 Username/Password Authentication for SOCKS V5
Status of this Memo Status of this Memo
This document is an Internet-Draft. Internet-Drafts are working This document is an Internet-Draft. Internet-Drafts are working
documents of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), its areas, documents of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), its areas,
and its working groups. Note that other groups may also distribute and its working groups. Note that other groups may also distribute
working documents as Internet-Drafts. working documents as Internet-Drafts.
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A STATUS field of X'00' indicates success. If the server A STATUS field of X'00' indicates success. If the server
returns a `failure' (STATUS value other than X'00') sta- returns a `failure' (STATUS value other than X'00') sta-
tus, it MUST close the connection. tus, it MUST close the connection.
3. Security Considerations 3. Security Considerations
This document describes a subnegotiation that provides This document describes a subnegotiation that provides
authentication services to the SOCKS protocol. Since the authentication services to the SOCKS protocol. Since the
request carries the password in cleartext, this subnego- request carries the password in cleartext, this subnego-
tiation is not recommended for environments where "sniff- tiation is not recommended for environments where "sniff-
ing" is possible and practical ing" is possible and practical.
4. Authors Address 4. Authors Address
Marcus Leech Marcus Leech
Bell-Northern Research Ltd Bell-Northern Research Ltd
P.O. Box 3511, Station C P.O. Box 3511, Station C
Ottawa, ON Ottawa, ON
CANADA K1Y 4H7 CANADA K1Y 4H7
+1 613 763 9145 +1 613 763 9145
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