[websec] RFC 6797 on HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS)

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Subject: [websec] RFC 6797 on HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS)
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A new Request for Comments is now available in online RFC libraries.

        RFC 6797

        Title:      HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) 
        Author:     J. Hodges, C. Jackson, A. Barth
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       November 2012
        Mailbox:    Jeff.Hodges@PayPal.com, 
        Pages:      46
        Characters: 103554
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-websec-strict-transport-sec-14.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6797.txt

This specification defines a mechanism enabling web sites to declare
themselves accessible only via secure connections and/or for users to
be able to direct their user agent(s) to interact with given sites
only over secure connections.  This overall policy is referred to as
HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS).  The policy is declared by web
sites via the Strict-Transport-Security HTTP response header field
and/or by other means, such as user agent configuration, for example.

This document is a product of the Web Security Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

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