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From Marc Slemko <>
Subject I-D ACTION:draft-luotonen-web-proxy-tunneling-00.txt (fwd)
Date Fri, 27 Feb 1998 06:15:07 GMT

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Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 09:26:42 -0500
Subject: I-D ACTION:draft-luotonen-web-proxy-tunneling-00.txt

A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts directories.

	Title		: Tunneling TCP based protocols through Web proxy servers
	Author(s)	: A. Luotonen
	Filename	: draft-luotonen-web-proxy-tunneling-00.txt
	Pages		: 9
	Date		: 25-Feb-98
   This document specifies a generic tunneling mechanism for TCP based
   protocols through Web proxy servers.  This tunneling mechanism was
   initially introduced for the SSL protocol [SSL] to allow secure Web
   traffic to pass through firewalls, but its utility is not limited to
   SSL.  Earlier drafts of this specification were titled ''Tunneling SSL
   through Web Proxy Servers'' <draft-luotonen-ssl-tunneling-XX.txt>.
   Implementations of this tunneling feature are commonly referred to as
   ''SSL tunneling'', although, again, it can be used for tunneling any
   TCP based protocol.
   A wide variety of existing client and proxy server implementations
   conform to this specification.  The purpose of this specification is
   to describe the current practice, to propose some good practices for
   implementing this specification, and to document the security
   considerations that are involved with this protocol.

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