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Kerberos Service Discovery using DNS

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (kitten WG)
Authors Nathaniel McCallum , Matt Rogers
Last updated 2017-08-13 (Latest revision 2017-02-09)
Replaces draft-mccallum-kitten-krb-service-discovery
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status (None)
Expired & archived
Stream WG state WG Document
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IESG IESG state Expired
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This document proposes defines a new mechanism for discovering Kerberos services using DNS. This new mechanism extends the mechanism already defined in Kerberos V5 [RFC4120] and has four goals. First, reduce the number of DNS queries required to discover a Kerberos KDC. Second, provide DNS administrators more control over client behavior. Third, provide support for discovery of the MS- KKDCP transport. Fourth, define a discovery procedure for Kerberos password services.


Nathaniel McCallum
Matt Rogers

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