RFC 7435 on Opportunistic Security: Some Protection Most of the Time

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A new Request for Comments is now available in online RFC libraries.

        
        RFC 7435

        Title:      Opportunistic Security: Some Protection Most 
                    of the Time 
        Author:     V. Dukhovni
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       December 2014
        Mailbox:    ietf-dane@dukhovni.org
        Pages:      11
        Characters: 27451
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-dukhovni-opportunistic-security-06.txt

        URL:        https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc7435.txt

This document defines the concept "Opportunistic Security" in the
context of communications protocols.  Protocol designs based on
Opportunistic Security use encryption even when authentication is not
available, and use authentication when possible, thereby removing
barriers to the widespread use of encryption on the Internet.


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