Move Kerberos protocol parameter registries to IANA
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Network Working Group                                              T. Yu
Internet-Draft                                   MIT Kerberos Consortium
Updates: rfc4120 (if approved)                          October 15, 2012
Intended status: Standards Track
Expires: April 18, 2013

          Move Kerberos protocol parameter registries to IANA
             draft-ietf-kitten-kerberos-iana-registries-00

Abstract

   The Keberos 5 network authentication protocol has several numeric
   protocol parameters.  Most of these parameters are not currently
   under IANA maintenance.  This document requests that IANA take over
   the maintenance of the remainder of these Kerberos parameters.

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1.  Introduction

   The Keberos 5 network authentication protocol has several numeric
   protocol parameters.  This document requests that IANA take over the
   maintenance of the Kerberos protocol parameters that are not
   currently under IANA maintenance.  Several instances of number
   conflicts in Kerberos implementations could have been prevented by
   having IANA registries for those numbers.

2.  General registry format

   Unless otherwise specified, each Kerberos protocol number registry
   will have the following fields: "number", "name", "reference", and
   "comments".

   The name must begin with a lowercase letter, and must consist of
   ASCII letters, digits, and hyphens.  Two or more hyphens must not
   appear directly adjacent to each other.  A hyphen must not appear at
   the end of a name.  It is preferred that words in a name be separated
   by hyphens, and that all of the letters be lowercase.

   (These rules are consistent with the lexical rules for an ASN.1
   valuereference or identifier.  Where the constraints are stricter
   than the ASN.1 lexical rules, they make it easier to systematically
   translate the names for use in implementation languages.)

   Names for numeric parameter values have no inherent meaning in the
   Kerberos protocol, but they can guide choices for internal
   implementation symbol names and for user-visible non-numeric
   representations.  When written in English prose in specifications, or
   when used as symbolic constants in implementation languages (e.g., C
   preprocessor macros), it is common to transform the name into all
   uppercase letters, and possibly to replace hyphens with underscores.

3.  General registration procedure

   This document requests that the IESG establish a pool of Kerberos
   experts who will manage the Kerberos registries using these
   guidelines.  The IESG may wish to consider including the set of
   designated IANA experts for existing Kerberos IANA registries as
   candidates for this pool.

   IANA will select an expert from this pool for each registration
   request.  The expert will review the registration request and may
   approve the registration, decline the registration with comments, or
   recommend that the registration request should follow a specific

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   alternative process.  The alternative processes that the expert may
   recommend are the IETF review process and the standards action
   process.

   Initially, the experts reviewers will use a permissive process,
   generally approving registrations that are architecturally consistent
   with Kerberos and the protocol parameter in question.  Over time,
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