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Re: change_cipher_spec [was: draft agenda]

From: Tom Weinstein <tomw@netscape.com>
Date: Tue, 03 Dec 1996 18:25:38 -0800
Message-ID: <32A4E122.ABD@netscape.com>
To: ericg@netscape.com
CC: David Brownell - JavaSoft <david.brownell@Eng.Sun.COM>, ericm@lne.com, ietf-tls@w3.org, satishd@doppio.Eng.Sun.COM
Eric Greenberg wrote:
> Note that one purpose of the change cypher spec command was to allow
> the cypher used for the SSL session to change depending upon content. 
> For example,the administrator could choose to protect one directory
> with one grade of security and another with some other form of
> security.  The value of such a feature can certainly be debated, but I
> just wanted to point out that I think this was one objective.

Um, I think you might be thinking of the ability to renegotiate the
handshake midstream.  This has nothing to do with the change cipher
spec message.

You should only break rules of style if you can    | Tom Weinstein
coherently explain what you gain by so doing.      | tomw@netscape.com
Received on Tuesday, 3 December 1996 21:24:24 UTC

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