[rfc-dist] RFC 5178 on Generic Security Service Application Program Interface (GSS-API) Internationalization and Domain-Based Service Names and Name Type

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        RFC 5178

        Title:      Generic Security Service Application Program 
                    Interface (GSS-API) Internationalization and
                    Domain-Based Service 
                    Names and Name Type 
        Author:     N. Williams, A. Melnikov
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       May 2008
        Mailbox:    Nicolas.Williams at sun.com, 
                    Alexey.Melnikov at isode.com
        Pages:      9
        Characters: 17262
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-kitten-gssapi-domain-based-names-06.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5178.txt

This document describes domain-name-based service principal names and
the corresponding name type for the Generic Security Service
Application Programming Interface (GSS-API).  Internationalization of
the GSS-API is also covered.

Domain-based service names are similar to host-based service names,
but using a domain name (not necessarily an Internet domain name) in
addition to a hostname.  The primary purpose of domain-based names is
to provide a measure of protection to applications that utilize
insecure service discovery protocols.  This is achieved by providing
a way to name clustered services after the "domain" which they
service, thereby allowing their clients to authorize the service's
servers based on authentication of their service names.  
[STANDARDS TRACK]

This document is a product of the Kitten (GSS-API Next Generation) Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

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