IANA GSSAPI name registry out of date

Henry B. Hotz hotz at jpl.nasa.gov
Thu Jun 30 18:10:39 EDT 2005

On Jun 30, 2005, at 2:00 PM, Jeffrey Hutzelman wrote:

> On Thursday, June 30, 2005 01:20:42 PM -0700 "Henry B. Hotz"  
> <hotz at jpl.nasa.gov> wrote:
>> There was a thread around February 15, 2004 on this subject.
> Hm.  At first glance, I thought this was overbroad, as the registry in  
> question is intended for GSSAPI service names.  However, the  
> description associated with that registry also makes specific mention  
> of SASL and Kerberos, and there is considerable value in avoiding any  
> collisions in these spaces.

Agreed.  Also there is the possibility that e.g. PostgreSQL (postgres)  
might be upgraded from bare Kerb 5 to gssapi and would expect to keep  
the same service principal.

> So yes, assuming the registration policy permits it, I believe it  
> would be a good idea to register there any known Kerberos service  
> names which are not in general use.

Seems like we really want a generic registry, not just a gssapi one.  I  
would argue for a new registry if the current one won't stretch.
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Henry.B.Hotz at jpl.nasa.gov, or hbhotz at oxy.edu

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