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From Ben Laurie <...@algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: Upcoming 'Upgrade' draft
Date Mon, 19 Jul 1999 10:46:11 GMT
"Ritcey, Benjamin" wrote:
> 
> [de-lurk]
> 
> If I'm understanding this correctly, this would allow the long-sought-after
> SSL virtual host, no?

You mean name-based SSL virtual hosts, I presume? In which case, yes.
IP/port-based SSL virtual hosts have always been possible, of course.

Cheers,

Ben.

> 
> [re-lurk]
> > Rodent of Unusual Size wrote:
> > >
> > > This may be old news, but it was new to me..
> > >
> > > At the Security Area open meeting yesterday at IETF-45, Rohit Khare
> > mentioned
> > > an upcoming draft defining an extension permitting a transaction to
> > > open with HTTP, and then 'upgrade' to something like HTTPS.  As I
> > > recall, the user agent would make an 'OPTIONS *' request with an
> > > 'Upgrade: https' header field, and if the response indicated an
> > > upgrade were possible, the user agent and server could negociate
> > > to switch to HTTPS.  Or whatever.
> >

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