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Re: Complexity of SSL (was Re: Closing on shared-key authentication)

From: Jeff Weinstein <jsw@netscape.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Oct 1996 01:04:34 -0700
Message-ID: <3261F412.A5B@netscape.com>
To: Michael Warner <m.warner@trl.telstra.com.au>
CC: ietf-tls <ietf-tls@w3.org>
Michael Warner wrote:
> If SSL is supposed to be a general
> protocol, why doesn't it support authenticated clients to unauthenticated
> servers ?

  Actually it does.  The "client" can just handshake as a server, and
the "server" can handshake as a client.  There is nothing that
requires the side that does the "accept()" call to be the server
in the handshake.


Jeff Weinstein - Electronic Munitions Specialist
Netscape Communication Corporation
jsw@netscape.com - http://home.netscape.com/people/jsw
Any opinions expressed above are mine.
Received on Monday, 14 October 1996 04:04:45 UTC

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