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Re: sasl question

From: Vlad Georgescu <vgeorgescu_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-11-25 17:12:24 CET

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> CRAM-MD5 is 'deprecated? How so?

IIRC, CRAM-MD5 doesn't protect against chosen plaintext attacks, or
something like that. It is recommended that people use DIGEST-MD5 instead.

> Also, in your notes/sasl.txt file, you discuss how to require protocol
> encryption. How is encryption being done? Via openssl? And if so,
> does this require both server and client SASL libraries to be linked
> against openssl?

It depends on the mechanisms, which are dynamically loaded at runtime.
DIGEST-MD5 doesn't need any external libraries. SRP requires OpensSSL's
libcrypto. Also, OTP and NTLM require libcrypto even though they don't
do protocol encryption.

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