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A new name for our protocol: SENT

From: Rodney Thayer <rodney@sabletech.com>
Date: Wed, 08 May 1996 14:51:03 -0400
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sounds like a reasonable idea!

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>On a slightly different note, none of the names that have been bandied
>about (TLS, STLP, or PCT, or SSL) are in the least bit pronounceable. This
>is meant to be a technology that will be widely used in many forms, and
>we're forcing the general population to spell it out when they say it.
>With that in mind, I propose that whatever protocol comes out of this group
>have a nice, meaningful acronym that can be pronounced in many languages as
>a single syllable. My suggestion, from French, is:
>SENT - SÚcuritÚ en Niveau-Transport
>(For those with ASCII-only mail clients, there are acute accents over the
>two "e"s in Securite.) It says what we're doing (niveau meaning layer), the
>acronym is easy to pronounce in many languages, the acronym means nice
>things in French (feeling), the acronym means a somewhat relevant thing in
>English, and so on. And, it's about time that the IETF started naming
>things in languages other than English...

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