[kitten] proposed RFC 6680 erratum for GSS_Getname_attribute() network interaction

Benjamin Kaduk <kaduk@MIT.EDU> Fri, 17 April 2015 17:56 UTC

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From: Benjamin Kaduk <kaduk@MIT.EDU>
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Subject: [kitten] proposed RFC 6680 erratum for GSS_Getname_attribute() network interaction
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It was unclear if there was actually support for an erratum for this, so
let me throw out some text and see what response it gets.

In section 7.5.  GSS_Get_name_attribute()

OLD:
   This function outputs the value(s) associated with a given GSS name
   object for a given name attribute.

NEW:
   This function outputs the value(s) associated with a given GSS name
   object for a given name attribute.  It is permitted to block pending
   network interactions when the attr input is not an attribute which
   would be included in the attrs output of a call to GSS_Inquire_name()
   on the same name input.

COMMENT:
   RFC 6680 makes no mention of blocking or not blocking on network
   interaction, though RFC 2743 does.  This seems like the most reasonable
   interpretation of what is currently in RFC 6680.  Calls which are not
   explicitly permitted to block are assumed to be not permitted to block.