|Shishi * handle||Shishi library handle create by shishi_init().|
|char * server||hostname to find realm for.|
Find realm for a host using DNS lookups, according to draft-ietf-krb-wg-krb-dns-locate-03.txt. Since DNS lookups may be spoofed, relying on the realm information may result in a redirection attack. In a single-realm scenario, this only achieves a denial of service, but with cross-realm trust it may redirect you to a compromised realm. For this reason, Shishi prints a warning, suggesting that the user should add the proper server-realm configuration tokens instead.
To illustrate the DNS information used, here is an extract from a zone file for the domain ASDF.COM:
_kerberos.asdf.com. IN TXT "ASDF.COM" _kerberos.mrkserver.asdf.com. IN TXT "MARKETING.ASDF.COM" _kerberos.salesserver.asdf.com. IN TXT "SALES.ASDF.COM"
Let us suppose that in this case, a client wishes to use a service on the host foo.asdf.com. It would first query:
_kerberos.foo.asdf.com. IN TXT
Finding no match, it would then query:
_kerberos.asdf.com. IN TXT
Returns realm for host, or NULL if not found.
Report bugs to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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