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4.5) It appears that there is no way in the SSL protocol to resynchronize blocks if they get out of synch. Is that true?




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This article is from the Secure Sockets Layer Discussion List FAQ, by Shannon Appel SAppel@consensus.com with numerous contributions by others.

4.5) It appears that there is no way in the SSL protocol to resynchronize blocks if they get out of synch. Is that true?

Yes. SSL relies on an underlying reliable protocol to assure that
bytes are not lost or inserted. There was some discussion of
reengineering the future TLS protocol to work over datagram
protocols such as UDP, however TLS 1.0 does not support this.

 

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