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3.5.1 TLS ciphersuites
The handshake protocol of TLS negotiates cipher suites of
a special form illustrated by the
TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_3DES_CBC_SHA cipher suite name. A typical cipher
suite contains these parameters:
- The key exchange algorithm.
DHE_RSAin the example.
- The Symmetric encryption algorithm and mode
3DES_CBCin this example.
- The MAC(4) algorithm used for authentication.
MAC_SHAis used in the above example.
The cipher suite negotiated in the handshake protocol will affect the record protocol, by enabling encryption and data authentication. Note that you should not over rely on TLS to negotiate the strongest available cipher suite. Do not enable ciphers and algorithms that you consider weak.
All the supported ciphersuites are listed in ciphersuites.
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