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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 52210] New: Add TLS Next Protocol Negotiation (NPN) support to mod_ssl
Date Fri, 18 Nov 2011 19:03:51 GMT

             Bug #: 52210
           Summary: Add TLS Next Protocol Negotiation (NPN) support to
           Product: Apache httpd-2
           Version: 2.2-HEAD
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Keywords: PatchAvailable
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P2
         Component: mod_ssl
    Classification: Unclassified

Created attachment 27969
Patch for mod_ssl to add NPN hooks

OpenSSL 1.0.1 added support for TLS Next Protocol Negotiation (NPN) [1], a
feature which allows client and server to negotiate what protocol should be
used over the secure connection.  I propose adding hooks into mod_ssl to allow
other modules to access this feature.  In particular, this would open the door
for a module that would support SPDY [2], a performance-improving protocol that
is now supported by (at least) Google Chrome, Amazon Silk, Firefox (targeting
FF11), and Strangeloop, but not yet by Apache httpd.  (Not coincidentally, I am
working on implementing such a module.)

The changes needed to mod_ssl are pretty simple; I have a small patch here that
adds these hooks.  The patch attached below was made against the httpd-2.2.x
branch, but of course I would be happy to modify the patch as necessary for
other version(s).

[1] NPN is described here:
[2] SPDY is described here:

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