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Transport Layer Security (TLS) Extensions: Extension Definitions
RFC 6066

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                   D. Eastlake 3rd
Request for Comments: 6066                                        Huawei
Obsoletes: 4366                                             January 2011
Category: Standards Track
ISSN: 2070-1721

    Transport Layer Security (TLS) Extensions: Extension Definitions

Abstract

   This document provides specifications for existing TLS extensions.
   It is a companion document for RFC 5246, "The Transport Layer
   Security (TLS) Protocol Version 1.2".  The extensions specified are
   server_name, max_fragment_length, client_certificate_url,
   trusted_ca_keys, truncated_hmac, and status_request.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
   received public review and has been approved for publication by the
   Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on
   Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................3
      1.1. Specific Extensions Covered ................................3
      1.2. Conventions Used in This Document ..........................5
   2. Extensions to the Handshake Protocol ............................5
   3. Server Name Indication ..........................................6
   4. Maximum Fragment Length Negotiation .............................8
   5. Client Certificate URLs .........................................9
   6. Trusted CA Indication ..........................................12
   7. Truncated HMAC .................................................13
   8. Certificate Status Request .....................................14
   9. Error Alerts ...................................................16
   10. IANA Considerations ...........................................17
      10.1. pkipath MIME Type Registration ...........................17
      10.2. Reference for TLS Alerts, TLS HandshakeTypes, and
            ExtensionTypes ...........................................19
   11. Security Considerations .......................................19
      11.1. Security Considerations for server_name ..................19
      11.2. Security Considerations for max_fragment_length ..........20
      11.3. Security Considerations for client_certificate_url .......20
      11.4. Security Considerations for trusted_ca_keys ..............21
      11.5. Security Considerations for truncated_hmac ...............21
      11.6. Security Considerations for status_request ...............22
   12. Normative References ..........................................22
   13. Informative References ........................................23
   Appendix A. Changes from RFC 4366 .................................24
   Appendix B. Acknowledgements ......................................25

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