Salz, Rich rsalz at akamai.com
Mon May 20 14:23:10 UTC 2019

>    I don't see it that way. As I understand it this is a completely different
    protocol to standard TLS.

That's an interesting point, but ... they use the SSL "name."

> It is not intended to interoperate with it in any way.

Is that true?  I didn't look closely at the protocol changes, but maybe you're right.  On the other hand, if so, then why keep the existing IETF numbers?

>    As a completely different protocol they can use whatever codepoints they want to
    use as they see fit - and there is no conflict with IETF specifications.
If you are correct, then yes I agree.  But that makes any OpenSSL integration that much harder, doesn't it?  Would the project take on the work of making things like the apps and tests work?  In particular, a new global flag saying "tnssl" (or such), and failing to interop with existing TLS, checking the modified cipher suites (and disallowing them for real TLS), etc.


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