Moving DIGEST-MD5 to Historic

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (sasl WG)
Author Alexey Melnikov 
Last updated 2010-08-17 (latest revision 2008-07-29)
Replaces draft-melnikov-digest-to-historic
Replaced by RFC 6331
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This memo describes problems with the DIGEST-MD5 Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) mechanism as specified in RFC 2831. It recommends that DIGEST-MD5 to be marked as OBSOLETE in the IANA Registry of SASL mechanisms, and that RFC 2831 be moved to Historic status. Note A revised version of this draft document will be submitted to the RFC editor as a Proposed Standard for the Internet Community. Discussion and suggestions for improvement are requested, and should be sent to


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