Ticket 5338: Race conditions in key rotation

Nicolas Williams Nicolas.Williams at sun.com
Tue Jun 24 12:58:44 EDT 2008

On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 12:46:31PM -0400, Jeffrey Altman wrote:
> Jeffrey Hutzelman wrote:
> >The presumption here is that there _is_ a "master" which is "more 
> >definitive".  
> For MIT Kerberos the introduction of "master_kdc" says exactly that.
> There is in fact a master and that master is more definitive.  That is
> how the clients already work when it comes to AS requests.  Our
> proposal is to extend that behavior to TGS requests.
> If there is no defined master, then there is no master to fallback to.

I think this has to default to off.  TGS requests usually outnumber AS
requests by a fair amount.  I don't think the client should begin to
behave in a way that seriously challenges the KDC infrastructure
performance assumptions made by sysadmins in the past.


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