[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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Title: Generic Security Service Application Program
Interface (GSS-API) Internationalization and
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
I-D Tag: draft-ietf-kitten-gssapi-domain-based-names-06.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.
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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