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Deprecating gmt_unix_time in TLS

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Authors Nick Mathewson, Ben Laurie
Last updated 2014-06-08 (Latest revision 2013-12-05)
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This memo deprecates the use of the gmt_unix_time field for sending the current time in all versions of the TLS protocol's handshake. A rationale is provided for this decision, and alternatives are discussed.


Nick Mathewson
Ben Laurie

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