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DNS Extensions                                              Yuji Kamite
Internet-Draft                                       NTT Communications
Expires: April 15, 2005                                 Masaya Nakayama
                                                The University of Tokyo
                                                       October 14, 2004



                      TKEY Secret Key Renewal Mode
                 draft-ietf-dnsext-tkey-renewal-mode-05


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Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2004).

Abstract

   This document defines a new mode in TKEY and proposes an atomic
   method for changing secret keys used for TSIG periodically.
   Originally, TKEY provides methods of setting up shared secrets other



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   than manual exchange, but it cannot control timing of key renewal
   very well though it can add or delete shared keys separately. This
   proposal is a systematical key renewal procedure intended for
   preventing signing DNS messages with old and non-safe keys
   permanently.

Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
     1.1   Defined Words  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
     1.2   New Format and Assigned Numbers  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
     1.3   Overview of Secret Key Renewal Mode  . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   2.  Shared Secret Key Renewal  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
     2.1   Key Usage Time Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
     2.2   Partial Revocation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
     2.3   Key Renewal Message Exchange . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
       2.3.1   Query for Key Renewal  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
       2.3.2   Response for Key Renewal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
       2.3.3   Attributes of Generated Key  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
       2.3.4   TKEY RR structure  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
     2.4   Key Adoption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
       2.4.1   Query for Key Adoption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
       2.4.2   Response for Key Adoption  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
     2.5   Keying Schemes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
       2.5.1   DH Exchange for Key Renewal  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
       2.5.2   Server Assigned Keying for Key Renewal . . . . . . . . 12
       2.5.3   Resolver Assigned Keying for Key Renewal . . . . . . . 13
     2.6   Considerations about Non-compliant Hosts . . . . . . . . . 14
   3.  Secret Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
   4.  Compulsory Key Revocation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
     4.1   Compulsory Key Revocation by Server  . . . . . . . . . . . 15
     4.2   Authentication Methods Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . 15
   5.  Special Considerations for Two Servers' Case   . . . . . . . . 16
     5.1   To Cope with Collisions of Renewal Requests  . . . . . . . 16
   6.  Key Name Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
   7.  Example Usage of Secret Key Renewal Mode   . . . . . . . . . . 17
   8.  Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
   9.  IANA Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
  10.  Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
  11.  References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
    11.1   Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
    11.2   Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
       Authors' Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
       Intellectual Property and Copyright Statements . . . . . . . . 23







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1.  Introduction

   TSIG [RFC2845] provides DNS message integrity and the
   request/transaction authentication by means of message authentication
   codes (MAC). TSIG is a practical solution in view of calculation
   speed and availability. However, TSIG does not have exchanging
   mechanism of shared secret keys between server and resolver, and
   administrators might have to exchange secret keys manually. TKEY
   [RFC2930] is introduced to solve such problem and it can exchange
   secrets for TSIG via networks.

   In various modes of TKEY, a server and a resolver can add or delete a
   secret key be means of TKEY message exchange. However, the existing
   TKEY does not care fully about the management of keys which became
   too old, or dangerous after long time usage.

   It is ideal that the number of secret which a pair of hosts share
   should be limited only one, because having too many keys for the same
   purpose might not only be a burden to resolvers for managing and
   distinguishing according to servers to query, but also does not seem
   to be safe in terms of storage and protection against attackers.
   Moreover, perhaps holding old keys long time might give attackers
   chances to compromise by scrupulous calculation.

   Therefore, when a new shared secret is established by TKEY, the
   previous old secret should be revoked immediately. To accomplish
   this, DNS servers must support a protocol for key renewal. This
   document specifies procedure to refresh secret keys between two hosts
   which is defined within the framework of TKEY, and it is called "TKEY
   Secret Key Renewal Mode".

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "MAY" and
   "OPTIONAL" in this document are to be interpreted as described in
   [RFC2119].


1.1.  Defined Words

   * Inception Time: Beginning of the shared secret key lifetime. This
   value is determined when the key is generated.

   * Expiry Limit: Time limit of the key's validity. This value is
   determined when a new key is generated. After Expiry Limit, server
   and client (resolver) must not authenticate TSIG signed with the key.
   Therefore, Renewal to the next key should be carried out before
   Expiry Limit.

   * Partial Revocation Time: Time when server judges the key is too old



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   and must be updated. It must be between Inception Time and Expiry
   Limit.  This value is determined by server freely following its
   security policy. e.g., If the time from Inception to Partial
   Revocation is short, renewal will be carried out more often, which
   might be safer.

   * Revocation Time: Time when the key becomes invalid and can be
   removed. This value is not determined in advance because it is the
   actual time when revocation is completed.

   * Adoption Time: Time when the new key is adopted as the next key
   formally. After Adoption, the key is valid and server and client can
   generate or verify TSIG making use of it. Adoption Time also means
   the time when it becomes possible to remove the previous key, so
   Revocation and Adoption are usually done at the same time.


                  Partial
    Inception     Revocation    Revocation         Expiry Limit
     |                |              |             |
     |----------------|- - - - - - >>|- (revoked) -|
     |                |              |             |
    previous key      |      |       |
                             |- - - -|-------------------->> time
                             |       |               new key
                         Inception   Adoption


1.2.  New Format and Assigned Numbers

   TSIG
         ERROR = (PartialRevoke), TBD

   TKEY
         Mode  = (server assignment for key renewal), TBD
         Mode  = (Diffie-Hellman exchange for key renewal), TBD
         Mode  = (resolver assignment for key renewal), TBD
         Mode  = (key adoption), TBD


1.3.  Overview of Secret Key Renewal Mode

   When a server receives a query from a client signed with a TSIG key,
   It always checks if the present time is within the range of usage
   duration it considers safe. If it is judged that the key is too old,
   i.e., after Partial Revocation Time, the server comes to be in
   Partial Revocation state about the key, and this key is called
   partially revoked.



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   In this state, if a client sends a normal query (e.g., question about
   A RR) other than TKEY Renewal request with TSIG signed with the old
   key, the server returns an error message to notify that the time to
   renew has come. This is called "PartialRevoke" error message. It is
   server's choice whether it returns PartialRevoke or not. If and only
   if the server is ready for changing its own key, it decides to return
   PartialRevoke.

   The client which got this error is able to notice that it is
   necessary to refresh the secret. To make a new shared secret, it
   sends a TKEY Renewal request, in which several keying methods are
   available. It can make use of TSIG authentication signed with the
   partially revoked key mentioned above.

   After new secret establishment, the client sends a TKEY Adoption
   request for renewal confirmation. This can also be authenticated with
   the partially revoked key. If this is admitted by the server, the new
   key is formally adopted, and at the same time the corresponding old
   secret is invalidated. Then the client can send the first query again
   signed with the new key.

   Key renewal procedure is executed based on two-phase commit
   mechanism. The first phase is the TKEY Renewal request and its
   response, which means preparatory confirmation for key update. The
   second phase is Adoption request and its response. If the server gets
   request and client receives the response successfully, they can
   finish renewal process. If any error happens and renewal process
   fails during these phases, client should roll back to the beginning
   of the first phase, and send TKEY Renewal request again. This
   rollback can be done until the Expiry Limit of the key.


2.  Shared Secret Key Renewal

   Suppose a server and a client agree to change their TSIG keys
   periodically. Key renewal procedure is defined between two hosts.

2.1.  Key Usage Time Check

   Whenever a server receives a query with TSIG and can find a key that
   is used for signing it, the server checks its Inception Time, Partial
   Revocation Time and Expiry Limit (this information is usually
   memorized by the server).

   When the present time is before Inception Time, the server MUST NOT
   verify TSIG with the key, and server acts the same way as when the
   key used by the client is not recognized. It follows [RFC2845] 4.5.1.




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   When the present time is equal to Inception Time, or between
   Inception Time and Partial Revocation Time, the behavior of the
   server is the same as when a valid key is found. It follows [RFC2845]
   4.5.2 and 4.5.3.

   When the present time is the same as the Partial Revocation Time, or
   between the Partial Revocation Time and Expiry Limit, the server
   comes to be in Partial Revocation state about the TSIG key and
   behaves according to the next section.

   When the present time is the same as the Expiry Time or after it, the
   server MUST NOT verify TSIG with the key, and returns error messages
   in the same way as when the key used by the client is not recognized.
   It follows [RFC2845] 4.5.1.


2.2.  Partial Revocation

   In Partial Revocation state, we say the server has partially revoked
   the key and the key has become a "partially revoked key".

   If server has received a query signed with the partially revoked key
   for TKEY Renewal request (See section 2.3.) or Key Adoption request
   (See section 2.4.), then server does proper process following each
   specification. If it is for TKEY key deletion request ([RFC2930]
   4.2), server MAY process usual deletion operation defined therein.

   If server receives other types of query signed with the partially
   revoked key, and both the corresponding MAC and signed TIME are
   verified, then server begins returning answer whose TSIG error code
   is "PartialRevoke" (See section 9.). Server MUST randomly but with
   increasing frequency return PartialRevoke when in the Partial
   Revocation state.

   Server can decide when it actually sends PartialRevoke, checking if
   it is appropriate time for renewal. Server MUST NOT return
   PartialRevoke if this is apart long lived TSIG transaction (such as
   AXFR) that started before the Partial Revocation Time.

   If the client receives PartialRevoke and understands it, then it MUST
   retry the query with the old key unless a new key has been adopted.
   Client SHOULD start the process to renew the TSIG key. For key
   renewal procedure, see details in Section 2.3 and 2.4.

   PartialRevoke period (i.e., time while server returns PartialRevoke
   randomely) SHOULD be small, say 2-5% of key lifetime. This is
   server's choice.




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   Server MUST keep track of clients ignoring PartialRevoke, thus
   indicating ignorance of this TKEY mode.

   PartialRevoke error messages have the role to inform clients of the
   keys' partial revocation and urge them to send TKEY Renewal requests.
   These error responses MUST be signed with those partial revoked keys
   if the queries are signed with them. They are sent only when the
   signing keys are found to be partially revoked. If the MAC of TSIG
   cannot be verified with the partially revoked keys, servers MUST NOT
   return PartialRevoke error with MAC, but MUST return another error
   such as "BADSIG" without MAC (following [RFC2845] 4.5.3); in other
   words, a server informs its key's partial revocation only when the
   MAC in the received query is valid.


2.3.  Key Renewal Message Exchange

2.3.1.  Query for Key Renewal

   If a client has received a PartialRevoke error and authenticated the
   response based on TSIG MAC, it sends a TKEY query for Key Renewal (in
   this document, we call it Renewal request, too.) to the server. The
   request MUST be signed with TSIG or SIG(0) [RFC2931] for
   authentication. If TSIG is selected, the client can sign it with the
   partial revoked key.

   Key Renewal can use one of several keying methods which is indicated
   in "Mode" field of TKEY RR, and its message structure is dependent on
   that method.


2.3.2.  Response for Key Renewal

   The server which has received Key Renewal request first tries to
   verify TSIG or SIG(0) accompanying it. If the TSIG is signed and
   verified with the partially revoked key, the request MUST be
   authenticated.

   After authentication, server must check existing old key's validity.
   If the partially revoked key indicated in the request TKEY's OldName
   and OldAlgorithm field (See section 2.3.4.) does not exist at the
   server, "BADKEY" [RFC2845] is given in Error field for response. If
   any other error happens, server returns appropriate error messages
   following the specification described in section 2.5. If there are no
   errors, server returns a Key Renewal answer. This answer MUST be
   signed with TSIG or SIG(0) for authentication.

   When this answer is successfully returned and no error is detected by



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   client, a new shared secret can be established. The details of
   concrete keying procedure are given in the section 2.5.

   Note:
      Sometimes Adoption message and new Renewal request will cross on
      the wire. In this case the newly generated key Adoption message is
      resent.


2.3.3.  Attributes of Generated Key

   As a result of this message exchange, client comes to know the newly
   generated key's attributes such as key's name, Inception Time and
   Expiry Limit. They are decided by the server and told to the client;
   in particular, however, once the server has decided Expiry Limit and
   returned a response, it should obey the decision as far as it can. In
   other words, they SHOULD NOT change time values for checking Expiry
   Limit in the future without any special reason, such as security
   issue like "Emergency Compulsory Revocation" described in section 8.

   On the other hand, Partial Revocation Time of this generated key is
   not decided based on the request, and not informed to the client. The
   server can determine any value as long as it is between Inception
   Time and Expiry Limit. However, the period from Inception to Partial
   Revocation SHOULD be fixed as the server side's configuration or be
   set the same as the corresponding old key's one.

   Note:
      Even if client sends Key Renewal request though the key described
      in OldName has not been partially revoked yet, server does renewal
      processes.  At the moment when the server accepts such requests
      with valid authentication, it MUST forcibly consider the key is
      already partially revoked, that is, the key's Partial Revocation
      Time must be changed into the present time (i.e., the time when
      the server receives the request).


2.3.4.  TKEY RR structure

   TKEY RR for Key Renewal message has the structure given below. In
   principle, format and definition for each field follows [RFC2930].
   Note that each keying scheme sometimes needs different interpretation
   of RDATA field; for detail, see section 2.5.

        Field        Type         Comment
        -------      ------       -------
        NAME         domain       used for a new key, see below
        TYPE         u_int16_t    (defined in [RFC2930])



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        CLASS        u_int16_t    (defined in [RFC2930])
        TTL          u_int32_t    (defined in [RFC2930])
        RDLEN        u_int16_t    (defined in [RFC2930])
        RDATA:
         Algorithm:   domain       algorithm for a new key
         Inception:   u_int32_t    about the keying material
         Expiration:  u_int32_t    about the keying material
         Mode:        u_int16_t    scheme for key agreement
                                   see section 9.
         Error:       u_int16_t    see description below
         Key Size:    u_int16_t    see description below
         Key Data:    octet-stream
         Other Size:  u_int16_t    (defined in [RFC2930])
                                   size of other data
         Other Data:               newly defined: see description below


     For "NAME" field, both non-root and root name are allowed. It may
     be used for a new key's name in the same manner as [RFC2930] 2.1.

     "Algorithm" specifies which algorithm is used for agreed keying
     material, which is used for identification of the next key.

     "Inception" and "Expiration" are used for the valid period of
     keying material. The meanings differ somewhat according to whether
     the message is request or answer, and its keying scheme.

     "Key Data" has different meanings according to keying schemes.

     "Mode" field stores the value in accordance with the keying method,
     and see section 2.5. Servers and clients supporting TKEY Renewal
     method MUST implement "Diffie-Hellman exchange for key renewal"
     scheme. All other modes are OPTIONAL.

     "Error" is an extended RCODE which includes "PartialRevoke" value
     too. See section 9.

     "Other Data" field has the structure given below.  They describe
     attributes of the key to be renewed.

        in Other Data filed:

          Field            Type       Comment
          -------          ------     -------
          OldNAME          domain     name of the old key
          OldAlgorithm     domain     algorithm of the old key





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          "OldName" indicates the name of the previous key (usually,
          this is partially revoked key's name that client noticed by
          PartialRevoke answer from server), and "OldAlogirthm"
          indicates its algorithm.


2.4.  Key Adoption

2.4.1.  Query for Key Adoption

   After receiving a TKEY Renewal answer, the client gets the same
   secret as the server. Then, it sends a TKEY Adoption request. The
   request's question section's QNAME field is the same as the NAME
   filed of TKEY written below. In additional section, there is one TKEY
   RR that has the structure and values described below.

     "NAME" field is the new key's name to be adopted which was already
     generated by Renewal message exchange. "Algorithm" is its
     algorithm. "Inception" means the key's Inception Time, and
     "Expiration" means Expiry Limit.

     "Mode" field is the value of "key adoption". See section 9.

     "Other Data" field in Adoption has the same structure as that of
     Renewal request message. "OldName" means the previous old key, and
     "OldAlogirthm" means its algorithm.

   Key Adoption request MUST be signed with TSIG or SIG(0) for
   authentication. The client can sign TSIG with the previous key. Note
   that until Adoption is finished, the new key is treated as invalid,
   thus it cannot be used for authentication immediately.


2.4.2.  Response for Key Adoption

   The server which has received Adoption request, it verifies TSIG or
   SIG(0) accompanying it. If the TSIG is signed with the partially
   revoked key and can be verified, the message MUST be authenticated.

   If the next new key indicated by the request TKEY's "NAME" is not
   present at the server, BADNAME [RFC2845] is given in Error field and
   the error message is returned.

   If the next key exists but it has not been adopted formally yet, the
   server confirms the previous key's existence indicated by the
   "OldName" and "OldAlgorithm" field. If it succeeds, the server
   executes Adoption of the next key and Revocation of the previous key.
   Response message duplicates the request's TKEY RR with NOERROR,



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   including "OldName" and "OldAlgorithm" that indicate the revoked key.

   If the next key exists but it is already adopted, the server returns
   a response message regardless of the substance of the request TKEY's
   "OldName". In this response, Response TKEY RR has the same data as
   the request's one except as to its "Other Data" that is changed into
   null (i.e., "Other Size" is zero), which is intended for telling the
   client that the previous key name was ignored, and the new key is
   already available.

   Client sometimes has to retry Adoption request. Suppose the client
   sent request signed with the partially revoked key, but its response
   did not return successfully (e.g., due to the drop of UDP packet).
   Client will probably retry Adoption request; however, the request
   will be refused in the form of TSIG "BADKEY" error because the
   previous key was already revoked. In this case, client will
   retransmit Adoption request signed with the next key, and expect a
   response which has null "Other Data" for confirming the completion of
   renewal.


2.5.  Keying Schemes

   In Renewal message exchanges, there are no limitations as to which
   keying method is actually used. The specification of keying
   algorithms is independent of the general procedure of Renewal that is
   described in section 2.3.

   Now this document specifies three algorithms in this section, but
   other future documents can make extensions defining other methods.


2.5.1.  DH Exchange for Key Renewal

   This scheme is defined as an extended method of [RFC2930] 4.1. This
   specification only describes the difference from it and special
   notice; assume that all other points, such as keying material
   computation, are the exactly same as the specification of [RFC2930]
   4.1.

   Query
      In Renewal request for type TKEY with this mode, there is one TKEY
      RR and one KEY RR in the additional information section. KEY RR is
      the client's Diffie-Hellman public key [RFC2539].

      QNAME in question section is the same as that of "NAME" field in
      TKEY RR, i.e., it means the requested new key's name.




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      TKEY "Mode" field stores the value of "DH exchange for key
      renewal". See section 9.

      TKEY "Inception" and "Expiration" are those requested for the
      keying material, that is, requested usage period of a new key.

      TKEY "Key Data" is used as a random, following [RFC2930] 4.1.

   Response
      The server which received this request first verifies the TSIG,
      SIG(0) or DNSSEC lookup of KEY RR used. After authentication, the
      old key's existence validity is checked, following section 2.3. If
      any incompatible DH key is found in the request, "BADKEY"
      [RFC2845] is given in Error field for response. "FORMERR" is given
      if the query included no DH KEY.

      If there are no errors, the server processes a response according
      to Diffie-Hellman algorithm and returns the answer. In this
      answer, there is one TKEY RR in answer section and KEY RR(s) in
      additional section.

      As long as no error has occurred, all values of TKEY are equal to
      that of the request message except TKEY NAME, TKEY RDLEN, RDATA's
      Inception, Expiration, Key Size and Key Data.

      TKEY "NAME" field in the answer specifies the name of newly
      produced key which the client MUST use.

      TKEY "Inception" and "Expiration" mean the periods of the produced
      key usage. "Inception" is set to be the time when the new key is
      actually generated or the time before it, and it will be regarded
      as Inception Time. "Expiration" is determined by the server, and
      it will be regarded as Expiry Limit.

      TKEY "Key Data" is used as an additional nonce, following
      [RFC2930] 4.1.

      The resolver supplied Diffie-Hellman KEY RR SHOULD be echoed in
      the additional section and a server Diffie-Hellman KEY RR will
      also be present in the answer section, following [RFC2930] 4.1.


2.5.2.  Server Assigned Keying for Key Renewal

   This scheme is defined as an extended method of [RFC2930] 4.4. This
   specification only describes the difference from it and special
   notice; assume that all other points, such as secret encrypting
   method, are the exactly same as the specification of [RFC2930] 4.4.



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   Query
      In Renewal request for type TKEY with this mode, there is one TKEY
      RR and one KEY RR in the additional information section. KEY RR is
      used in encrypting the response.

      QNAME in question section is the same as that of "NAME" field in
      TKEY RR, i.e., it means the requested new key's name.

      TKEY "Mode" field stores the value of "server assignment for key
      renewal". See section 9.

      TKEY "Inception" and "Expiration" are those requested for the
      keying material, that is, requested usage period of a new key.

      TKEY "Key Data" is provided following the specification of
      [RFC2930] 4.4.

   Response
      The server which received this request first verifies the TSIG,
      SIG(0) or DNSSEC lookup of KEY RR used. After authentication, the
      old key's existence validity is checked, following section 2.3.
      "FORMERR" is given if the query specified no encryption key.

      If there are no errors, the server response contains one TKEY RR
      in the answer section, and echoes the KEY RR provided in the query
      in the additional information section.

      TKEY "NAME" field in the answer specifies the name of newly
      produced key which the client MUST use.

      TKEY "Inception" and "Expiration" mean the periods of the produced
      key usage. "Inception" is set to be the time when the new key is
      actually generated or the time before it, and it will be regarded
      as Inception Time. "Expiration" is determined by the server, and
      it will be regarded as Expiry Limit.

      TKEY "Key Data" is the assigned keying data encrypted under the
      public key in the resolver provided KEY RR, which is the same as
      [RFC2930] 4.4.


2.5.3.  Resolver Assigned Keying for Key Renewal

   This scheme is defined as an extended method of [RFC2930] 4.5. This
   specification only describes the difference from it and special
   notice; assume that all other points, such as secret encrypting
   method, are the exactly same as the specification of [RFC2930] 4.5.




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   Query
      In Renewal request for type TKEY with this mode, there is one TKEY
      RR and one KEY RR in the additional information section. TKEY RR
      has the encrypted keying material and KEY RR is the server public
      key used to encrypt the data.

      QNAME in question section is the same as that of "NAME" field in
      TKEY RR, i.e., it means the requested new key's name.

      TKEY "Mode" field stores the value of "resolver assignment for key
      renewal". See section 9.

      TKEY "Inception" and "Expiration" are those requested for the
      keying material, that is, requested usage period of a new key.

      TKEY "Key Data" is the encrypted keying material.

   Response
      The server which received this request first verifies the TSIG,
      SIG(0) or DNSSEC lookup of KEY RR used. After authentication, the
      old key's existence validity is checked, following section 2.3.
      "FORMERR" is given if the server does not have the corresponding
      private key for the KEY RR that was shown sin the request.

      If there are no errors, the server returns a response. The
      response contains a TKEY RR in the answer section to tell the
      shared key's name and its usage time values.

      TKEY "NAME" field in the answer specifies the name of newly
      produced key which the client MUST use.

      TKEY "Inception" and "Expiration" mean the periods of the produced
      key usage. "Inception" is set to be the time when the new key is
      actually generated or the time before it, and it will be regarded
      as Inception Time. "Expiration" is determined by the server, and
      it will be regarded as Expiry Limit.


2.6.  Considerations about Non-compliant Hosts

   Key Renewal requests and responses must be exchanged between hosts
   which can understand them and do proper processes. PartialRevoke
   error messages will be only ignored if they should be returned to
   non-compliant hosts.

   Note that server does not inform actively the necessity of renewal to
   clients, but inform it as responses invoked by client's query.
   Server needs not care whether the PartialRevoke errors has reached



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   client or not. If client has not received yet because of any reasons
   such as packet drops, it will resend the queries, and finally will be
   able to get PartialRevoke information.


3.  Secret Storage

   Every server keeps all secrets and attached information, e.g.,
   Inception Time, Expiry Limit, etc. safely to be able to recover from
   unexpected stop. To accomplish this, formally adopted keys SHOULD be
   memorized not only on memory, but also be stored in the form of some
   files. It will become more secure if they are stored in ecrypted
   form.


4.  Compulsory Key Revocation

4.1.  Compulsory Key Revocation by Server

   There is a rare but possible case that although servers have already
   partially revoked keys, clients do not try to send any Renewal
   requests. If this state continues, in the future it will become the
   time of Expiry Limit. After Expiry Limit, the keys will be expired
   and completely removed, so this is called Compulsory Key Revocation
   by server.

   If Expiry Limit is too distant from the Partial Revocation Time, then
   even though very long time passes, clients will be able to refresh
   secrets only if they add TSIG signed with those old partially revoked
   keys into requests, which is not safe.

   On the other hand, if Expiry Limit is too close to Partial Revocation
   Time, perhaps clients might not be able to notice their keys' Partial
   Revocation by getting "PartialRevoke" errors.

   Therefore, servers should set proper Expiry Limit to their keys,
   considering both their keys' safety, and enough time for clients to
   send requests and process renewal.


4.2.  Authentication Methods Considerations

   It might be ideal to provide both SIG(0) and TSIG as authentication
   methods. For example:

     A client and a server start SIG(0) authentication at first, to
     establish TSIG shared keys by means of "Query for Diffie-Hellman
     Exchanged Keying" as described in [RFC2930] 4.1. Once they get



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     shared secret, they keep using TSIG for queries and responses.
     After a while the server returns a "ParitalRevoke" error and they
     begin a key renewal process. Both TSIG signed with partially
     revoked keys and SIG(0) are okay for authentication, but TSIG would
     be easier to use considering calculation efficiency.

     Suppose now client is halted for long time with some reason.
     Because server does not execute any renewal process, it will
     finally do Compulsory Revocation. Even if client restarts and sends
     a key Renewal request, it will fail because old key is already
     deleted at server.

     At this moment, however, if client also uses SIG(0) as another
     authentication method, it can make a new shared key again and
     recover successfully by sending "Query for Diffie-Hellman Exchanged
     Keying" with SIG(0).


5.  Special Considerations for Two servers' Case

   This section refers to the case where both hosts are DNS servers
   which can act as full resolvers as well and using one shared key
   only. If one server (called Server A) wants to refresh a shared key
   (called "Key A-B"), it will await a TKEY Renewal request from the
   other server (called Server B). However, perhaps Server A wants to
   refresh the key right now.

   In this case, Server A is allowed to send a Renewal request to Server
   B, if Server A knows the Key A-B is too old and wants to renew it
   immediately.

   Note that the initiative in key renewal belongs to Server A because
   it can notice the Partial Revocation Time and decide key renewal. If
   Server B has information about Partial Revocation Time as well, it
   can also decide for itself to send Renewal request to Server A.
   However, it is not essential for both two servers have information
   about key renewal timing.

5.1.  To Cope with Collisions of Renewal Requests

   At least one of two hosts which use Key Renewal must know their key
   renewal information such as Partial Revocation Time. It is okay that
   both hosts have it.

   Provided that both two servers know key renewal timing information,
   there is possibility for them to begin partial revocation and sending
   Renewal requests to each other at the same time. Such collisions will
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   hosts want to send queries, but it is possible.

   When one of two servers tries to send Renewal requests, it MUST
   protect old secrets that it has partially revoked and prevent it from
   being refreshed by any requests from the other server (i.e., it must
   lock the old secret during the process of renewal). While the server
   is sending Renewal requests and waiting responses, it ignores the
   other server's Renewal requests.

   Therefore, servers might fail to change secrets by means of their own
   requests to others. After failure they will try to resend, but they
   should wait for random delays by the next retries. If they get any
   Renewal requests from others while they are waiting, their shared
   keys may be refreshed, then they do not need to send any Renewal
   requests now for themselves.


6.  Key Name Considerations

   Since both servers and clients have only to distinguish new secrets
   and old ones, keys' names do not need to be specified strictly.
   However, it is recommended that some serial number or key generation
   time be added to the name and that the names of keys between the same
   pair of hosts should have some common labels among their keys. For
   example, suppose A.example.com. and B.example.com. share the key
   "<serial number>.A.example.com.B.example.com." such as
   "10010.A.example.com.B.example.com.". After key renewal, they change
   their secret and name into "10011.A.example.com.B.example.com."

   Servers and clients must be able to use keys properly for each query.
   Because TSIG secret keys themselves do not have any particular IDs to
   be distinguished and would be identified by their names and
   algorithm, it must be understood correctly what keys are refreshed.


7.  Example Usage of Secret Key Renewal Mode

   This is an example of Renewal mode usage where a Server,
   server.example.com, and a Client, client.exmple.com have an initial
   shared secret key named "00.client.example.com.server.example.com".

     (1) The time values for key
     "00.client.example.com.server.example.com" was set as follows:
     Inception Time is at 1:00, Expiry Limit is at 21:00.

     (2) At Server, renewal time has been set: Partial Revocation Time
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     (3) Suppose the present time is 19:55. If Client sends a query
     signed with key "00.client.example.com.server.example.com" to ask
     the IP address of "www.example.com", finally it will get a proper
     answer from Server with valid TSIG (NOERROR).

     (4) At 20:05. Client sends a query to ask the IP address of
     "www2.example.com". It is signed with key
     "00.client.example.com.server.example.com". Server returns an
     answer for the IP address. However, server has begun retuning
     PartialRevoke Error randomely. This answer includes valid TSIG MAC
     signed with "00.client.example.com.server.example.com", and its
     Error Code indicates PartialRevoke. Client understands that the
     current key is partially revoked.

     (5) At 20:06. Client sends a Renewal request to Server. This
     request is signed with key
     "00.client.example.com.server.example.com". It includes data such
     as:

      Question Section:
         QNAME = 01.client.example.com. (Client can set this freely)
         TYPE  = TKEY

      Additional Section:
         01.client.example.com. TKEY
          Algorithm    = hmac-md5-sig-alg.reg.int.
          Inception    = (value meaning 20:00)
          Expiration   = (value meaning next day's 16:00)
          Mode         = (DH exchange for key renewal)
          OldName      = 00.client.example.com.server.example.com.
          OldAlgorithm = hmac-md5-sig-alg.reg.int.

      Additional Section also contains a KEY RR for DH and a TSIG RR.

     (6) As soon as Server receives this request, it verifies TSIG. It
     is signed with the partially revoked key
     "00.client.example.com.server.example.com". and Server accepts the
     request. It creates a new key by Diffie-Hellman calculation and
     returns an answer which includes data such as:

      Answer Section:
         01.client.example.com.server.example.com. TKEY
          Algorithm    = hmac-md5-sig-alg.reg.int.
          Inception    = (value meaning 20:00)
          Expiration   = (value meaning next day's 16:00)
          Mode         = (DH exchange for key renewal)
          OldName      = 00.client.example.com.server.example.com.
          OldAlgorithm = hmac-md5-sig-alg.reg.int.



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     Answer Section also contains KEY RRs for DH.

      Additional Section also contains a TSIG RR.
     This response is signed with key
     "00.client.example.com.server.example.com" without error.

     At the same time, Server decides to set the Partial Revocation Time
     of this new key "01.client.example.com.server.example.com." as next
     day's 15:00.

     (7) Client gets the response and checks TSIG MAC, and calculates
     Diffie-Hellman. It will get a new key, and it has been named
     "01.client.example.com.server.example.com" by Server.

     (8) At 20:07. Client sends an Adoption request to Server. This
     request is signed with the previous key
     "00.client.example.com.server.example.com". It includes:

      Question Section:
         QNAME = 01.client.example.com.server.example.com.
         TYPE  = TKEY

      Additional Section:
         01.client.example.com.server.example.com. TKEY
          Algorithm    = hmac-md5-sig-alg.reg.int.
          Inception    = (value meaning 20:00)
          Expiration   = (value meaning next day's 16:00)
          Mode         = (key adoption)
          OldName      = 00.client.example.com.server.example.com.
          OldAlgorithm = hmac-md5-sig-alg.reg.int.

     Additional Section also contains a TSIG RR.

     (9) Server verifies the query's TSIG. It is signed with the
     previous key and authenticated. It returns a response whose TKEY RR
     is the same as the request's one. The response is signed with key
     "00.client.example.com.server.example.com.". As soon as the
     response is sent, Server revokes and removes the previous key. At
     the same time, key "01.client.example.com.server.example.com." is
     validated.

     (10) Client acknowledges the success of Adoption by receiving the
     response.  Then, it retries to send an original question about
     "www2.example.com". It is signed with the adopted key
     "01.client.example.com.server.example.com", so Server authenticates
     it and returns an answer.





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     (11) This key is used until next day's 15:00. After that, it will
     be partially revoked again.


8.  Security Considerations

   This document considers about how to refresh shared secret. Secret
   changed by this method is used at servers in support of TSIG
   [RFC2845].

   [RFC2104] says that current attacks to HMAC do not indicate a
   specific recommended frequency for key changes but periodic key
   refreshment is a fundamental security practice that helps against
   potential weaknesses of the function and keys, and limits the damage
   of an exposed key. TKEY Secret Key Renewal provides the method of
   periodical key refreshment.

   In TKEY Secret Key Renewal, clients need to send two requests
   (Renewal and Adoption) and spend time to finish their key renewal
   processes. Thus the usage period of secrets should be considered
   carefully based on both TKEY processing performance and security.

   This document specifies the procedure of periodical key renewal, but
   actually there is possibility for servers to have no choice other
   than revoking their secret keys immediately especially when the keys
   are found to be compromised by attackers. This is called "Emergency
   Compulsory Revocation". For example, suppose the original Expiry
   Limit was set at 21:00, Partial Revocation Time at 20:00 and
   Inception Time at 1:00.  if at 11:00 the key is found to be
   compromised, the server sets Expiry Limit forcibly to be 11:00 or
   before it.

   Consequently, once Compulsory Revocation (See section 4.) is carried
   out, normal renewal process described in this document cannot be done
   any more as far as the key is concerned. However, after such
   accidents happened, the two hosts are able to establish secret keys
   and begin renewal procedure only if they have other (non-compromised)
   shared TSIG keys or safe SIG(0) keys for the authentication of
   initial secret establishment such as Diffie-Hellman Exchanged Keying.


9.  IANA Considerations

   IANA needs to allocate a value for "DH exchange for key renewal",
   "server assignment for key renewal", "resolver assignment for key
   renewal" and "key adoption" in the mode filed of TKEY. It also needs
   to allocate a value for "PartialRevoke" from the extended RCODE
   space.



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10.  Acknowledgements

   The authors would like to thank Olafur Gudmundsson, whose helpful
   input and comments contributed greatly to this document.


11.  References

11.1.  Normative References

[RFC2119]
     Bradner, S., "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate Requirement
     Levels", RFC 2119, March 1997.

[RFC2539]
     D. Eastlake 3rd, "Storage of Diffie-Hellman Keys in the Domain Name
     System (DNS)", RFC 2539, March 1999.

[RFC2845]
     Vixie, P., Gudmundsson, O., Eastlake, D. and B.  Wellington,
     "Secret Key Transaction Authentication for DNS (TSIG)", RFC 2845,
     May 2000.

[RFC2930]
     D. Eastlake 3rd, ``Secret Key Establishment for DNS (TKEY RR)'',
     RFC 2930, September 2000.

[RFC2931]
     D. Eastlake 3rd, "DNS Request and Transaction Signatures (SIG(0)s
     )", RFC 2931, September 2000.

11.2.  Informative References

[RFC2104]
     H. Krawczyk, M.Bellare, R. Canetti, "Keyed-Hashing for Message
     Authentication", RFC2104, February 1997.















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Authors' Addresses

   Yuji Kamite
   NTT Communications Corporation
   Tokyo Opera City Tower
   3-20-2 Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
   163-1421, Japan
   EMail: y.kamite@ntt.com


   Masaya Nakayama
   Information Technology Center, The University of Tokyo
   2-11-16 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
   113-8658, Japan
   EMail: nakayama@nc.u-tokyo.ac.jp




































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