Authentication Types Available for use with the RADB
RPSL supports the following types of authentication:
- auth: PGPKEY <HEX id of the PGP KEY>
- Strongest authentication method available in RPSL. Submissions are hard to forge.
- Having to PGP sign a message before submitting it to email@example.com. Cannot be used with
- auth: PGPKEY-3318564D
- auth: CRYPT-PW <crypt form of the password>
- Good fallback if PGP is not an viable alternative. Can be
used with the Web updates forms.
- Password must be in clear text if using e-mail based submissions
(Web updates, however, will encrypt the password). Subject to possible dictionary cracking.
- auth: CRYPT-PW vr78zAVlObYZg
MAIL-FROM - Deprecated as of 5/15/2015
- auth: MAIL-FROM <Valid RFC822 email address>
- Requires no additional steps on a submission.
- Vulnerable to e-mail spoofing. Authorization can fail if your domain is changed by your mailer.
- auth: MAIL-FROM dsmith@.*uoregon.edu
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