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RFC6680, "Generic Security Service Application Programming Interface (GSS-API) Naming Extensions", August 2012

Source of RFC: kitten (sec)

Errata ID: 4337

Status: Reported
Type: Technical

Reported By: Benjamin Kaduk
Date Reported: 2015-04-18

Section 7.5 says:

   This function outputs the value(s) associated with a given GSS name
   object for a given name attribute.

It should say:

   This function outputs the value(s) associated with a given GSS name
   object for a given name attribute.  It is permitted to block pending
   network interactions when the attr input is not an attribute which
   would be included in the attrs output of a call to GSS_Inquire_name()
   on the same name input.

Notes:

RFC 6680 makes no mention of blocking or not blocking on network interaction, though RFC 2743 does. This seems like the most reasonable interpretation of what is currently in RFC 6680. Calls which are not explicitly permitted to block are assumed to be not permitted to block.


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