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Transport Layer Security Protocol Compression Methods (RFC3749)

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Original Publication Date: 2004-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-May-14
Document File: 9 page(s) / 16K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

S. Hollenbeck: AUTHOR

Abstract

The Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol (RFC 2246) includes features to negotiate selection of a lossless data compression method as part of the TLS Handshake Protocol and to then apply the algorithm associated with the selected method as part of the TLS Record Protocol. TLS defines one standard compression method which specifies that data exchanged via the record protocol will not be compressed. This document describes an additional compression method associated with a lossless data compression algorithm for use with TLS, and it describes a method for the specification of additional TLS compression methods.

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Network Working Group                                      S. Hollenbeck

Request for Comments: 3749                                VeriSign, Inc.

Category: Standards Track                                       May 2004

         Transport Layer Security Protocol Compression Methods

Status of this Memo

   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

   Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state

   and status of this protocol.  Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2004).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   The Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol (RFC 2246) includes

   features to negotiate selection of a lossless data compression method

   as part of the TLS Handshake Protocol and to then apply the algorithm

   associated with the selected method as part of the TLS Record

   Protocol.  TLS defines one standard compression method which

   specifies that data exchanged via the record protocol will not be

   compressed.  This document describes an additional compression method

   associated with a lossless data compression algorithm for use with

   TLS, and it describes a method for the specification of additional

   TLS compression methods.

Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2

   2.  Compression Methods  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2

       2.1.  DEFLATE Compression. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3

   3.  Compression History and Packet Processing  . . . . . . . . . .  4

   4.  Internationalization Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4

   5.  IANA Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4

   6.  Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5

   7.  Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6

   8.  References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6

       8.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6

       8.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6

       Author's Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7

       Full Copyright Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8

Hollenbeck                  Standards Track                     [Page 1]

RFC 3749                TLS Compression Methods                 May 2004

1.  Introduction

   The Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol (RFC 2246, [2]) includes

   features to negotiate selection of a lossless data compression method

   as part of the T...