[standards-jig] Small Footprint Clients and Authentication

Robert Norris rob at cataclysm.cx
Thu May 29 23:13:33 UTC 2003

> but, even though I work with (very) small footprint devices I can't 
> really give an answer here (yet) because of the limited resources of my 
> devices I use plaintext authentication when space is really restricted. 
> That already means I can't do SASL and won't be able to do so for years 
> to come in many devices. However, I don't use digest or edigest in this 
> case either, so it's less relevant for the edigest discussion. 

SASL does have a PLAIN mechanism, which is dead simpler. True, XMPP does
not require it, but I fully expect most servers to implement it.

Whether deployed servers make it available or not is another story, but
then again, there's nothing requiring a server administrator to make
DIGEST-MD5 available either, so that argument is fairly pointless.


Robert Norris                                       GPG: 1024D/FC18E6C2
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