[rfc-dist] RFC 5288 on AES Galois Counter Mode (GCM) Cipher Suites for TLS

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        RFC 5288

        Title:      AES Galois Counter Mode (GCM) 
                    Cipher Suites for TLS 
        Author:     J. Salowey, A. Choudhury,
                    D. McGrew
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       August 2008
        Mailbox:    jsalowey at cisco.com, 
                    abhijitc at cisco.com, 
                    mcgrew at cisco.com
        Pages:      8
        Characters: 16468
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-tls-rsa-aes-gcm-03.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5288.txt

This memo describes the use of the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)
in Galois/Counter Mode (GCM) as a Transport Layer Security (TLS)
authenticated encryption operation.  GCM provides both
confidentiality and data origin authentication, can be efficiently
implemented in hardware for speeds of 10 gigabits per second and
above, and is also well-suited to software implementations.  This
memo defines TLS cipher suites that use AES-GCM with RSA, DSA, and
Diffie-Hellman-based key exchange mechanisms.  [STANDARDS TRACK]

This document is a product of the Transport Layer Security Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

STANDARDS TRACK: This document specifies an Internet standards track
protocol for the Internet community,and requests discussion and suggestions
for improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the Internet
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