Re: [SECMECH] Framework Bindings Vs. Mechanism Bridges

Nicolas Williams <Nicolas.Williams@sun.com> Wed, 24 August 2005 21:32 UTC

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Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2005 16:30:11 -0500
From: Nicolas Williams <Nicolas.Williams@sun.com>
To: Bernard Aboba <aboba@internaut.com>
Subject: Re: [SECMECH] Framework Bindings Vs. Mechanism Bridges
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On Wed, Aug 24, 2005 at 11:59:41AM -0700, Bernard Aboba wrote:
> We stopped work on the document because:
> 
> a) Kerberos did not meet the security criteria of RFC 4017 without PKINIT.

Does tunnelling various other weak mechanisms over TLS meet said
criteria?

> b) IEEE 802.11i did not want to require use of certificates. 

Certificates != PKI, PKINIT does not require a PKI.

> c) The CAT WG refused to advance IAKERB even after it had been included as 
>    an implementation requirement within IEEE 802.11i and had been 
>    implemented by at least one vendor.  This made it impossible for
>    IEEE 802.l1i to satisfy its IETF dependencies since EAP-GSS depended
>    on IAKERB. 

CAT WG closed years ago...

> d) GSSAPI did not include a PRF function, which made it difficult to 
>    generate an MSK/EMSK with the properties required by RFC 3748. 

That's almost fixed.

Nico
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