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RFC 4366

"Transport Layer Security (TLS) Extensions", April 2006

Canonical URL:
http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4366.txt
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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Obsoletes:
RFC 3546
Obsoleted by:
RFC 5246, RFC 6066
Updates:
RFC 4346
Updated by:
RFC 5746
Authors:
S. Blake-Wilson
M. Nystrom
D. Hopwood
J. Mikkelsen
T. Wright
Stream:
IETF
Source:
tls (sec)

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Abstract

This document describes extensions that may be used to add functionality to Transport Layer Security (TLS). It provides both generic extension mechanisms for the TLS handshake client and server hellos, and specific extensions using these generic mechanisms. The extensions may be used by TLS clients and servers. The extensions are backwards compatible: communication is possible between TLS clients that support the extensions and TLS servers that do not support the extensions, and vice versa. [STANDARDS-TRACK]


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