The Transport Layer Security (TLS) Protocol Version 1.1
RFC 4346

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Subject: Protocol Action: 'The TLS Protocol Version 1.1' to 
         Proposed Standard 

The IESG has approved the following document:

- 'The TLS Protocol Version 1.1 '
   <draft-ietf-tls-rfc2246-bis-14.txt> as a Proposed Standard

This document is the product of the Transport Layer Security Working 
Group. 

The IESG contact persons are Russ Housley and Tim Polk.

A URL of this Internet-Draft is:
http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-tls-rfc2246-bis-14.txt

Technical Summary
 
  The Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol provides
  secure communications for connection-oriented data.  A large
  number of network protocols operate over TCP or other
  connection oriented transports.  TLS provides a generic 
  security layer which allows these protocols to treat a 
  connection as an authenticated, confidential channel.  TLS 1.0
  and it's predecessor SSL are widely deployed.  TLS 1.1 is an 
  update to TLS 1.0 which clarifies some issues and fixes some
  known security problems.
 
Working Group Summary
 
  This document is a fairly minor update to TLS 1.0.  There are
  only a few technical changes, and they were fairly noncontroversial.
  No important unresolved issues were raised in Working Group Last
  Call.
 
Protocol Quality
 
  TLS 1.0 is very widely deployed.  GnuTLS claims to support TLS 1.1.
  Some of the changes in TLS 1.0 (reducing the number of different
  alert types sent) are implemented in standard TLS 1.0 implementations
  as well.  The remaining changes to make TLS 1.1 (the explicit IV)
  are very minor and have already been implemented in OpenSSL in
  the context of DTLS, though not TLS.

  This document was reviewed by Russ Housley for the IESG.