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I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-krb-wg-crypto-00.txt



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This draft is a work item of the Kerberos WG Working Group of the IETF.

	Title		: Encryption and Checksum Specifications for Kerberos 5
	Author(s)	: K. Raeburn
	Filename	: draft-ietf-krb-wg-crypto-00.txt
	Pages		: 41
	Date		: 11-Jan-02
	
The Kerberos protocols are designed to encrypt blocks of arbitrary
sizes, using stream encryption ciphers, or more commonly, block
encryption ciphers such as the Data Encryption Standard [DES77] in
conjunction with block chaining and checksum methods [DESM80].
Encryption is used to prove the identities of the network entities
participating in message exchanges.  The Key Distribution Center for
each realm is trusted by all principals registered in that realm to
store a secret key in confidence.  Proof of knowledge of this secret
key is used to verify the authenticity of a principal.

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