Do multiple token exchanges ever happen?

Nicolas Williams Nicolas.Williams at
Thu Dec 17 15:55:31 EST 2009

On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 03:49:01PM -0500, Greg Hudson wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-12-17 at 15:27 -0500, Matthew M. DeLoera wrote:
> > I do recall seeing it when playing around with NTLM and SSPI once upon a 
> > time. How about with Kerberos-only?
> It may happen with SPNEGO and krb5, though I'm not certain.
> It can definitely happen with IAKERB and krb5, but that feature won't be
> in MIT krb5 until 1.9.
> For a basic krb5 exchange, I believe gss_init_sec_context will return
> GSS_S_CONTINUE_NEEDED for mutual authentication, but that's still only
> one token exchange from each side.

One could also see it happening with user-to-user auth.

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