IPP Mail Archive: IPP> FW: I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-tls-http-upgrade-02.txt

IPP Mail Archive: IPP> FW: I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-tls-http-upgrade-02.txt

IPP> FW: I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-tls-http-upgrade-02.txt

Manros, Carl-Uno B (cmanros@cp10.es.xerox.com)
Thu, 19 Aug 1999 22:09:01 -0700

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This is the latest version of the upgrade to TLS over HTTP proposal to which
we have a reference is our IPP/1.1 Encoding & transport document. I expect
that this is now ready for IESG review.


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Sent: Thursday, August 19, 1999 4:07 AM
To: IETF Transport Layer Security WG
Cc: ietf-tls@consensus.com
Subject: I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-tls-http-upgrade-02.txt

A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts
This draft is a work item of the Transport Layer Security Working Group of
the IETF.

Title : Upgrading to TLS Within HTTP/1.1
Author(s) : R. Khare, S. Lawrence
Filename : draft-ietf-tls-http-upgrade-02.txt
Pages : 13
Date : 18-Aug-99

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[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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