The Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Protocol Version 3.0, August 2011
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This document is published as a historical record of the SSL 3.0 protocol. The original Abstract follows.
This document specifies version 3.0 of the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL 3.0) protocol, a security protocol that provides communications privacy over the Internet. The protocol allows client/server applications to communicate in a way that is designed to prevent eavesdropping, tampering, or message forgery. This document defines a Historic Document for the Internet community.
For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.
For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.