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SASL
Last modified: Friday, January 03, 2003 

Acronym for Simple Authentication and Security Layer. Originating with RFC 2222, written by John Myers while at Netscape Communications, SASL is a method for adding authentication support to connection-based protocols. SASL takes effect when a protocol initiates a command for identifying and authenticating a user to a server. SASL also includes an option for negotiating protection of subsequent protocol interactions. With this option in effect, SASL places a security layer between the protocol and the connection.

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RFC2222 
The original RFC for SASL written by John Myers at while at Netscape Communications.

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