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Re: secure tcp ports

From: Christian Kuhtz <chk@gnu.ai.mit.edu>
Date: Thu, 6 Feb 97 14:04:37 -0700
Message-Id: <9702062104.AA14684@continuum.epoch.org>
To: billo@server.net
Cc: ietf-tls@w3.org
On Thu, 6 Feb 1997 12:32:06 -0500, "Bill O'Donnell" <billo@coyote.server.net> wrote:
> While it may be inelegant to simply double the number of ports for
> security, it probably won't actually cause any serious insurmountable
> problems in the future. An application-level protocol or scheme
> for negotiation up to SSL/TLS will forever cause compatibility and
> interoperability problems.

Such as?

> Saying "it's easy" to come up with a universal scheme to allow this
> kind of negotiation is naive.  In reality, it's probably impossible.

Would you mind sharing what you have in mind as an insurmountable show stopper?

Christian Kuhtz <chk@gnu.ai.mit.edu>
                                                          ".com is a mistake."
Received on Thursday, 6 February 1997 16:14:30 UTC

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