> -----Original Message-----
> From: The IESG [SMTP:iesg-secretary at ns.ietf.org]
> Sent: Monday, November 24, 1997 11:38 AM
> Cc: RFC Editor; Internet Architecture Board; ietf-tls at consensus.com> Subject: Protocol Action: The TLS Protocol Version 1.0 to
> Proposed Standard
>>>> [Private Note to IESG: This is a re-issue of an old ballot. Version
> addresses the concerns raised by the IESG and others during the first
> balloting procedure. Specifically this version mandates that
> implementers at
> least support a Diffie-Hellman (non-proprietary) cipher suite). The
> version on-line is version -04 which is not significantly different
> version -05 which has been sent in to Internet Drafts and I hope will
> on-line shortly.]
>> The IESG has approved the Internet-Draft "The TLS Protocol Version
> <draft-ietf-tls-protocol-05.txt> as a Proposed Standard. This
> document is
> the product of the Transport Layer Security Working Group. The IESG
> contact person is Jeffrey Schiller.
>>> Technical Summary
>> This document specifies Version 1.0 of the Transport Layer
> (TLS) protocol. The TLS protocol provides communications privacy
> the Internet. The protocol allows client/server applications
> communicate in a way that is designed to prevent
> tampering, or message forgery.
>> Working Group Summary
>> This document reflects the consensus of the working group. There
> no issues raised during the last call.
>> Protocol Quality
>> This document was reviewed by for the IESG by Jeff Schiller.
> appears to properly provide the security services it claims.
> more importantly it is the product of an evolutionary process
> implementations have been coded and tested in the real world.
> protocol is based on the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), which is
> in commercially available Web browsers from Netscape and
> In addition several toolkits are available for implementers
> incorporate into other Internet tools.