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Kerberos Options for DHCPv6
RFC 6784

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                         S. Sakane
Request for Comments: 6784                                 Cisco Systems
Category: Standards Track                                    M. Ishiyama
ISSN: 2070-1721                                      Toshiba Corporation
                                                           November 2012

                      Kerberos Options for DHCPv6

Abstract

   This document defines four new options for the Dynamic Host
   Configuration Protocol for IPv6 (DHCPv6).  These options are used to
   carry configuration information for Kerberos.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
   received public review and has been approved for publication by the
   Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on
   Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc6784.

Sakane & Ishiyama            Standards Track                    [Page 1]
RFC 6784               Kerberos Options for DHCPv6         November 2012

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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................3
   2. Conventions Used in This Document ...............................4
   3. Kerberos Options ................................................4
      3.1. Kerberos Principal Name Option .............................4
      3.2. Kerberos Realm Name Option .................................5
      3.3. Kerberos Default Realm Name Option .........................6
      3.4. Kerberos KDC Option ........................................6
   4. Client and Server Operation .....................................7
      4.1. KDC Discovery for a Client .................................8
   5. IANA Considerations .............................................8
   6. Security Considerations .........................................9
   7. Acknowledgments .................................................9
   8. References .....................................................10
      8.1. Normative References ......................................10
      8.2. Informative References ....................................10
   Appendix A. An Example of the Operation of the Client .............11

Sakane & Ishiyama            Standards Track                    [Page 2]
RFC 6784               Kerberos Options for DHCPv6         November 2012

1.  Introduction

   Kerberos Version 5 [RFC4120] is a trusted third-party authentication
   system.  Each organization wishing to use Kerberos establishes its
   own "realm", and each client is registered as part of that realm.  At
   least one Key Distribution Center (KDC) is required for the operation
   of a Kerberos realm.

   When a client wishes to communicate with, and be authenticated to, a
   Kerberos application server (also a client of the KDC), the client
   identifies itself, and its realm, to the KDC and acquires a
   credential from the KDC.  The client then presents the credential to
   the Kerberos application server, which can use the credential to

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