Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) Heartbeat Extension, February 2012
- File formats:
- PROPOSED STANDARD
- Updated by:
- RFC 8447
- R. Seggelmann
- tls (sec)
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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.