[rfc-dist] RFC 4462 on Generic Security Service Application Program Interface (GSS-API) Authentication and Key Exchange for the Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol

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        RFC 4462

        Title:      Generic Security Service Application Program 
                    Interface (GSS-API) Authentication and Key Exchange 
                    for the Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol 
        Author:     J. Hutzelman, J. Salowey,
                    J. Galbraith, V. Welch
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       May 2006
        Mailbox:    jhutz+ at cmu.edu, 
                    jsalowey at cisco.com, 
                    galb at vandyke.com, welch at mcs.anl.gov
        Pages:      29
        Characters: 65280
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-secsh-gsskeyex-10.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4462.txt

The Secure Shell protocol (SSH) is a protocol for secure remote login
and other secure network services over an insecure network.

The Generic Security Service Application Program Interface (GSS-API)
provides security services to callers in a mechanism-independent
fashion.

This memo describes methods for using the GSS-API for authentication
and key exchange in SSH.  It defines an SSH user authentication
method that uses a specified GSS-API mechanism to authenticate a user,
and a family of SSH key exchange methods that use GSS-API to
authenticate a Diffie-Hellman key exchange.

This memo also defines a new host public key algorithm that can be
used when no operations are needed using a host's public key, and a
new user authentication method that allows an authorization name to
be used in conjunction with any authentication that has already
occurred as a side-effect of GSS-API-based key exchange.  
[STANDARDS TRACK]

This document is a product of the Secure Shell
Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

STANDARDS TRACK: This document specifies an Internet standards track
protocol for the Internet community,and requests discussion and 
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