[rfc-dist] RFC 5469 on DES and IDEA Cipher Suites for Transport Layer Security (TLS)

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        RFC 5469

        Title:      DES and IDEA Cipher Suites 
                    for Transport Layer Security (TLS) 
        Author:     P. Eronen, Ed.
        Status:     Informational
        Date:       February 2009
        Mailbox:    pasi.eronen at nokia.com
        Pages:      4
        Characters: 8558
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-tls-des-idea-02.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5469.txt

Transport Layer Security (TLS) versions 1.0 (RFC 2246) and 1.1 (RFC
4346) include cipher suites based on DES (Data Encryption Standard)
and IDEA (International Data Encryption Algorithm) algorithms.  DES
(when used in single-DES mode) and IDEA are no longer recommended for
general use in TLS, and have been removed from TLS version 1.2 (RFC
5246).  This document specifies these cipher suites for completeness
and discusses reasons why their use is no longer recommended.  This
memo provides information for the Internet community.

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

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