TLS (Transport Layer Security)
An IETF-sponsored protocol intended to secure and authenticate communications across a public network through data encryption. It is designed as a successor to SSL.
The protocol consists of two layers - a TLS Handshake Protocol and, below that, a TLS Record Protocol. The handshake protocol creates a "secret" used by the record protocol to encrypt messages. The record protocol also provides mechanisms for preventing a message from being altered.
The overall protocol is designed to be application independent, so that application or higher-level protocol developers can choose the best way for initiating TLS handshaking and interpreting authentication certificates.
Defines the protocol
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Thanks for the answer on SSL/TLS.Just an old man learning something new.What a treat to learn and being able to find a site that gives the details.
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