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From "Ritcey, Benjamin" <Benjamin.Rit...@tfn.com>
Subject RE: Upcoming 'Upgrade' draft
Date Fri, 16 Jul 1999 22:09:12 GMT
[de-lurk]

If I'm understanding this correctly, this would allow the long-sought-after
SSL virtual host, no?

[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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