Re: [TLS] Proposed text for removing renegotiation

"Blumenthal, Uri - 0558 - MITLL" <uri@ll.mit.edu> Wed, 28 May 2014 20:12 UTC

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> Ø The advantage with this is that only the applications that need to deal with
> this problem are impacted by it.
> 
> 
> Strongly disagree.  This requires applications to know way to much about the
> TLS layer:  what cipher is being used, how SSL is packing things into records,
> and how often a cipher needs to be “reset” and what that entails.

Concur. Rekeying of an otherwise healthy connection must be the TLS job, and
must be done automatically.