Transport Layer Security (TLS) Application-Layer Protocol Negotiation Extension (RFC7301)
Original Publication Date: 2014-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2014-Jul-12
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
S. Friedl: AUTHOR [+4]
Increasingly, application-layer protocols are encapsulated in the TLS protocol [RFC5246]. This encapsulation enables applications to use the existing, secure communications links already present on port 443 across virtually the entire global IP infrastructure.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) S. Friedl Request for Comments: 7301 Cisco Systems, Inc. Category: Standards Track A. Popov ISSN: 2070-1721 Microsoft Corp. A. Langley Google Inc. E. Stephan Orange July 2014
Transport Layer Security (TLS) Application-Layer Protocol Negotiation Extension
This document describes a Transport Layer Security (TLS) extension for application-layer protocol negotiation within the TLS handshake. For instances in which multiple application protocols are supported on the same TCP or UDP port, this extension allows the application layer to negotiate which protocol will be used within the TLS connection.
Status of This Memo
This is an Internet Standards Track document.
This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). It represents the consensus of the IETF community. It has received public review and has been approved for publication by the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG). Further information on Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741.
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RFC 7301 TLS App-Layer Protocol Negotiation Ext July 2014
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