The Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) Connection Identifier

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (tls WG)
Authors Eric Rescorla  , Hannes Tschofenig  , Thomas Fossati  , Tobias Gondrom 
Last updated 2017-12-13 (latest revision 2017-11-14)
Replaced by draft-ietf-tls-dtls-connection-id
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This document specifies the "Connection ID" concept for the Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) protocol, version 1.2 and version 1.3. A Connection ID is an identifier carried in the record layer header that gives the recipient additional information for selecting the appropriate security association. In "classical" DTLS, selecting a security association of an incoming DTLS record is accomplished with the help of the 5-tuple. If the source IP address and/or source port changes during the lifetime of an ongoing DTLS session then the receiver will be unable to locate the correct security context.


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