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Subject: I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-tls-http-upgrade-05.txt
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This draft is a work item of the Transport Layer Security Working Group of
Title : Upgrading to TLS Within HTTP/1.1
Author(s) : R. Khare, S. Lawrence
Filename : draft-ietf-tls-http-upgrade-05.txt
Pages : 13
Date : 05-Jan-00
This memo explains how to use the Upgrade mechanism in HTTP/1.1 to
initiate Transport Layer Security (TLS) over an existing TCP
connection. This allows unsecured and secured HTTP traffic to share
the same well known port (in this case, http: at 80 rather than
https: at 443). It also enables 'virtual hosting,' so a single HTTP
+ TLS server can disambiguate traffic intended for several hostnames
at a single IP address.
Since HTTP/1.1 defines Upgrade as a hop-by-hop mechanism, this
memo also documents the HTTP CONNECT method for establishing
end-to-end tunnels across HTTP proxies. Finally, this memo
establishes new IANA registries for public HTTP status codes, as
well as public or private Upgrade product tokens.
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