Re: [TLS] Fwd: I-D Action:draft-bmoeller-tls-falsestart-00.txt

Martin Rex <> Fri, 16 July 2010 19:11 UTC

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Nicolas Williams wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 06:11:05PM -0500, Nicolas Williams wrote:
> > Huh, I independently proposed a something similar, though I call it
> > early_start, in April 2009, in draft-williams-tls-app-sasl-opt-03.
> It's likely that early start was Martin Rex's idea first.  At one more
> more IETF meetings we discussed TLS + GSS-API options extensively in
> various IETF jabber rooms (which, IIRC, are archived).

We also talked about it in Jabber during an IETF Meeting, but
IIRC we discussed it first on the TLS WG mailing list in july 2007,
where I suggested this optimization to cut down on the number of round
trips, since Larry considered the number of round trips very important:

I was applying to TLS the GSS-API v2 "PROT_READY" idea,
which was originally proposed by Bob Blakley in the CAT WG in 1995.

Also, I didn't like the idea of messing with the existing TLS handshake
internals, and favoured to perform the GSS-API handshake immediately
after the TLS handshake (potentially piggy-backing the Finished