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Cancel-Locks in Usenet articles.

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (usefor WG)
Expired & archived
Author Simon Lyall
Last updated 1998-11-03
Replaced by draft-baeuerle-netnews-cancel-lock
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status (None)
Additional resources Mailing list discussion
Stream WG state WG Document
Document shepherd (None)
IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-baeuerle-netnews-cancel-lock
Consensus boilerplate Unknown
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft is available in these formats:


This document outlines a method that may be used by authors of successor (or canceling) articles to authenticate their authorship of the original article. As a proto-article article passes through various agents they may include the hash of a secret string in a Cancel-Key header. Later if they wish to use a standard mechanism to remove the original article (eg Cancel or Supersede) they can include this string in the Cancel-Lock header to verify that they are entitled to perform this operation. Familiarity with the current News Article Format draft [ARTICLE] is assumed.


Simon Lyall

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