Opened 15 years ago

Closed 15 years ago

#2 closed editorial (fixed)

Inconsistent CipherSpec/hash_size/etc. definitions

Reported by: pasi.eronen@… Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone: milestone1
Component: draft-ietf-tls-rfc4346-bis Version: 02
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The spec actually never defines a structure named "CipherSpec",
so we need some more changes to make this consistent (and yes,
this was inconsistent already in RFC2246...). Here's my 

- Rename "CipherSpec.hash_size" with "SecurityParameters.mac_length"
- Add field called "mac_key_length" to SecurityParameters structure,
  and use this when defining client/server_write_MAC_secret
- Rename field "key_material_length" (in SecurityParameters) to

And other consistency corrections:

- Remove field "key_size" from SecurityParameters structure 
  (it's not used or mentioned anywhere in the document!)
- Replace "CipherSpec.cipher_type" with "SecurityParameters.
  cipher_type" (the field is already there)
- Replace "CipherSpec.block_length" with "SecurityParameters.
  block_length", and add field called "block_length" to 
- Replace "CipherSpec.iv_length" with "SecurityParameters.
  iv_length", and add field called "iv_length" to  

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 15 years ago by pasi.eronen@…

  • Milestone set to milestone1

comment:2 Changed 15 years ago by ekr@…

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed
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