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