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Re: auth handshake and rendevouz objects

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: auth handshake and rendevouz objects
Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2002 18:55:59 +0200
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On Wed, Oct 16, 2002 at 06:39:00PM +0200, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> We talked about auth and rendevouz objects before, and I think we concluded
> that the rendevouz object should be managed by auth (at least that's how I
> recall it).
> I just thought about it, and I think it should stay with the user.  This is
> more flexible, and nonetheless secure.  The only task of the rendevouz object
> is to establish validity and identity of the server provided rendevouz object
> handle.  The client is free to say yes or no on that issue as he wants, as
> the client is initiating and passing on the handle to the server in the
> first place.  auth can just trust the client's opinion on this.

I just read up the previous discussion on this topic, where I started
with the opinion I have now, and retracted it in favor of an auth managed
rendevouz object.  In my mail I wrote that you convinced me of that, but I
don't remember how you managed that ;)  So it might very well be that I
forgot a killer argument, but OTOH it might just as well be the case that we
weren't clear on how handle management and moving handles works at that


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