From: Rohit Khare (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Jan 31 2000 - 14:46:47 PST
>To: IETF-Announce: ;
>Cc: RFC Editor <email@example.com>
>Cc: Internet Architecture Board <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>From: The IESG <email@example.com>
>Subject: Protocol Action: Upgrading to TLS Within HTTP/1.1 to Proposed
>Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2000 15:52:52 -0500
>The IESG has approved the Internet-Draft 'Upgrading to TLS Within
>HTTP/1.1' <draft-ietf-tls-http-upgrade-05.txt> as a Proposed Standard.
>This document is the product of the Transport Layer Security Working
>Group. The IESG contact persons are Jeffrey Schiller and Marcus
>'HTTP Over TLS' documents how TLS is used today to secure 'https' URL
>connections. 'Upgrading to TLS Within HTTP/1.1' defines a mechanism for
>"upgrading" a non-secure http connection to a secure connection making
>use of TLS without requiring the use of an additional port (as is used
>in https). This is important because protocols beyond simple web
>browsing are being layered on top of HTTP. For each such protocol today
>we require two new port assignments. One of the protocol without TLS and
>one for the protocol with TLS. The adoption of the techniques described
>in 'Upgrading to TLS Within HTTP/1.1' will alleviate the need for the
>second port, thus preserving our scarce TCP port space.
>Working Group Summary
>The working group supports these documents and the versions of the
>documents here address the issues raised during IETF Wide last call.
>Jeff Schiller has reviewed these documents for the IESG.
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