TLS

David Bovill david at architex.tv
Sat Jan 3 05:48:30 EST 2009


I'm programing a web service that specifies the use of TLS. From Wikipedia:

*Transport Layer Security* (*TLS*) Protocol and its predecessor, *Secure
Sockets Layer* (*SSL*), are cryptographic
protocols<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryptographic_protocol>that
provide
security <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Security> and data
integrity<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_integrity>for
communications over
TCP/IP <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Protocol_Suite> networks such
as the Internet <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet>. Several versions of
the protocols are in wide-spread use in applications like web
browsing<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_browsing>,
electronic mail <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-mail>, Internet
faxing<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_fax>,
instant messaging <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instant_messaging> and
voice-over-IP
(VoIP) <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voice_over_Internet_Protocol>. TLS and
SSL encrypt the segments of the Transport
Layer<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transport_Layer>protocols in use
for an end-to-end connection across the network. TLS is an
IETF <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Engineering_Task_Force> standards
track <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_standard> protocol, last
updated in RFC 5246 <http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5246>, that was based on
the earlier SSL specifications developed by
Netscape<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netscape>Corporation.

So this would seem to indicate that for coding purposes with Revolution TLS
and SSL are synonymous? Is there anything I shoud know about TLS rather than
SSL when trying to establish a connection to a server using the Rev SSL
libraries?



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