[rfc-dist] RFC 7633 on X.509v3 Transport Layer Security (TLS) Feature Extension

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        RFC 7633

        Title:      X.509v3 Transport Layer Security (TLS) 
                    Feature Extension 
        Author:     P. Hallam-Baker
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       October 2015
        Mailbox:    philliph at comodo.com
        Pages:      11
        Characters: 21839
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-hallambaker-tlsfeature-10.txt

        URL:        https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7633

        DOI:        http://dx.doi.org/10.17487/RFC7633

The purpose of the TLS feature extension is to prevent downgrade
attacks that are not otherwise prevented by the TLS protocol.  In
particular, the TLS feature extension may be used to mandate support
for revocation checking features in the TLS protocol such as Online
Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) stapling.  Informing clients that
an OCSP status response will always be stapled permits an immediate
failure in the case that the response is not stapled.  This in turn
prevents a denial-of-service attack that might otherwise be possible.

This is now a Proposed Standard.

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