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Informational: Kerberos GeneralString to be Interpreted as ASCII Only

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (krb-wg WG)
Author Jeffrey E. Altman
Last updated 2001-11-16
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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To ensure future interoperability between existing deployments of Kerberos 5 (RFC 1510) and future standards efforts the Kerberos Working Group strongly recommends that users of Kerberos 5 implementations SHOULD NOT deploy Kerberos principal or service names that utilize characters not included in the 94 printable characters specified in the International Reference Version of ISO-646/ECMA-6 (aka U.S. ASCII).


Jeffrey E. Altman

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