[Standards-JIG] SASL Anonymous

Joe Hildebrand hildjj at gmail.com
Fri Aug 26 18:56:39 UTC 2005


What if I don't have a JID?  Think customer service portal.

On 8/26/05, Magnus Henoch <mange at freemail.hu> wrote:
> I'm hacking an implementation of SASL Anonymous for ejabberd[0], and I
> have a question about the protocol.  The mechanism specifies one input
> parameter, "trace".
> 
> RFC 2245 says:
> 
> "The trace information should take one of three forms: an Internet
>  email address, an opaque string which does not contain the '@'
>  character and can be interpreted by the system administrator of the
>  client's domain, or nothing."
> 
> draft-ietf-sasl-anon-05 says:
> 
> "The trace information, which has no semantical value, should take one
>  of two forms: an Internet email address, an opaque string which does
>  not contain the '@' (U+0040) character and can be interpreted by the
>  system administrator of the client's domain."
> 
> In my implementation, I interpret the trace string as the username
> part of the JID, and allow access if that JID is valid and not already
> used.  I guess that can be defined as an opaque string.
> 
> Should this be codified somewhere, so clients know what to provide and
> expect with regards to anonymous connections?  Or is this best left as
> an implementation-dependent detail?
> 
> Does this belong in another forum?
> 
> Magnus
> 
> [0] http://www.jabber.ru/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=122
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