Re: [yam] Interop problem: SMTP submission, STARTTLS, AUTH EXTERNAL

"John R. Levine" <johnl@iecc.com> Thu, 06 May 2010 15:07 UTC

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Subject: Re: [yam] Interop problem: SMTP submission, STARTTLS, AUTH EXTERNAL
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> I think this is totally an issue with AUTH EXTERNAL and worth mention in an 
> update to that spec. However, I don't think it directly affects 4409bis.
>
> Any other people's thoughts?

Agreed.  Honestly, I don't understand what problem AUTH EXTERNAL is 
supposed to solve.  In the software I'm familiar with, any auth-age that 
AUTH EXTERNAL might do happens automatically, whether the client asks for 
it or not.

R's,
John