[kitten] Non-blocking attribute prefix (Re: [Technical Errata Reported] RFC6680 (4337))

Nico Williams <nico@cryptonector.com> Mon, 20 April 2015 16:18 UTC

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Subject: [kitten] Non-blocking attribute prefix (Re: [Technical Errata Reported] RFC6680 (4337))
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draft-williams-kitten-generic-naming-attributes-02 defines an attribute
prefix, GSS_C_ATTR_GENERIC_FAST, to denote "please be fast/non-blocking".

This works because if the mechanism/mechglue doesn't understand the
composed attribute, then it must fail.  And if it does understand it,
then it must fail if it can't satisfy the constraint.

This shows that we don't need to update RFC6680 so much as we need to
publish an RFC defining generic attributes and attribute prefixes like
this one.

Nico
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