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regarding certificate request message


As per the standards for tls1.0, ssl3.0 if the

'DistinguishedName certificate_authorities<3..2^16-1>' field must be
atleast 3 bytes. But tls1.1 says it can be 0 length if not present.
openssl does things the tls1.1 way if there are no distinguished names,
i.e., sends 0 length even for ssl3/tls1.0

Is this some improvement or am I missing something (like ssl3/tls1 must
have DNs..)?

Will this behaviour lead to interoperability issues? Can someone clarify?

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