Transport Layer Security (TLS) False Start

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (tls WG)
Authors Adam Langley  , Nagendra Modadugu  , Bodo Moeller 
Last updated 2015-10-14 (latest revision 2014-11-10)
Replaced by RFC 7918
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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This document specifies an optional behavior of TLS implementations, dubbed False Start. It affects only protocol timing, not on-the-wire protocol data, and can be implemented unilaterally. The TLS False Start feature leads to a latency reduction of one round trip for certain handshakes.


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