[rfc-dist] RFC 5430 on Suite B Profile for Transport Layer Security (TLS)

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        RFC 5430

        Title:      Suite B Profile for Transport 
                    Layer Security (TLS) 
        Author:     M. Salter, E. Rescorla,
                    R. Housley
        Status:     Informational
        Date:       March 2009
        Mailbox:    msalter at restarea.ncsc.mil, 
                    ekr at rtfm.com, 
                    housley at vigilsec.com
        Pages:      12
        Characters: 27586
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-rescorla-tls-suiteb-11.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5430.txt

The United States government has published guidelines for "NSA Suite
B Cryptography", which defines cryptographic algorithm policy for
national security applications.  This document defines a profile of
Transport Layer Security (TLS) version 1.2 that is fully conformant
with Suite B.  This document also defines a transitional profile for
use with TLS version 1.0 and TLS version 1.1 which employs Suite B
algorithms to the greatest extent possible.  This memo provides 
information for the Internet community. 

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