Re: [kitten] RFC2743 errata 4251

Greg Hudson <ghudson@mit.edu> Wed, 25 February 2015 21:37 UTC

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Subject: Re: [kitten] RFC2743 errata 4251
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On 02/25/2015 11:40 AM, Benjamin Kaduk wrote:
>   It should say:
> 
>      o  GSS_S_FAILURE indicates that the context is recognized, but
>      either the GSS_Process_context_token() operation could not be
>      performed for reasons unspecified at the GSS-API level, or the peer
>      had an error consuming the last context token sent to it.  The latter
>      occurs when the local side became fully established and produced one
>      last token which was sent to the peer, but the peer encountered an
>      error while processing that last context token.  In either case the
>      minor status code provides additional information.
> 
>      In the case of successful processing of error tokens, the minor
>      status code provides information from the input token.  The display
>      string outputs of GSS_Display_status() as applied to such minor
>      status codes should indicate that the error originated on the remote
>      peer, along with the nature of the error.  Note that there is no
>      way to distinguish failures of GSS_Process_context_token() from
>      error token information other than to read the human-readable status
>      display strings.

This seems okay to me.