RFC 6520

Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) Heartbeat Extension, February 2012

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6520.txt
File formats:
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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Authors:
R. Seggelmann
M. Tuexen
M. Williams
Stream:
IETF
Source:
tls (sec)

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC6520

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Abstract

This document describes the Heartbeat Extension for the Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) protocols. The Heartbeat Extension provides a new protocol for TLS/DTLS allowing the usage of keep-alive functionality without performing a renegotiation and a basis for path MTU (PMTU) discovery for DTLS. [STANDARDS-TRACK]


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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