Clientside interoperability experiences for the SSL and TLS protocols

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (tls WG)
Author Yngve Pettersen 
Last updated 2006-10-18
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This document presents a number of problems encountered when implementing TLS 1.0, TLS 1.1 and TLS Extensions for clients, and their consequences. The problems include servers that refuse to connect with clients supporting newer versions of the protocol, or that do not handle such negotiation properly. Another problem encountered is the incorrect use of values in the protocol messages.


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