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Re: Failed TLS negotiation
> On Mon, 28 Sep 1998, Jeffrey Altman wrote:
> > I really do not understand why this is considered to be so burdensome.
> In the case of a protocol failure, I'd just close the connection and _not_
> try again -- something serious may be broken if a protocol failure
> happens, and it's better if it gets fixed.
I agree, but that is a _policy_ decision not a question of protocol.
The important point is that you agree that the connection _must_ be
closed when a protocol failure occurs.
> In the case of a negotiation failure and the "prefer to use TLS" scenario,
> it is desirable to just continue without having to re-open the socket.
> There are lots of legitimate causes of negotiation failures.
I completely agree with this. I do not believe that the connection
_must_ be closed in response to a negotiation failure.
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