Talk:Transaction Language 1

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I think the example TL1 messages need to be annotated and explained for newbies like me. :)

I would like to know what method of encryption TL1 uses for encrypting passwords?

Keelingnick 14:02, 10 May 2007 (UTC) - I'm not sure why the word "legacy" is being used in the description. It might be misleading that it is no longer in use, as current vendors such as Nortel are still using TL1. If it being used to signify that the language is old, this is covered under the History section.

I think the link to has turned into some ad-farm thing. Couldn't check into it more carefully since I'm on a very slow link now. (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 14:05, 18 March 2012 (UTC).

I don't believe TL1 supports encryption. If encryption is needed I would expect it to be wrapped in an encrypted stream of some kind, probably ssh. I don't see the reference to it being "legacy" - probably has been removed since your comment. At a guess, it's because new hardware tends not to use TL1, so it is normally only found in older systems, which could arguably be called legacy systems, though it is certainly still being deployed.
My main concern with this article is that despite the name I think it's also wrong to describe TL1 as a language. It's a protocol, which has many different implementations, each of which could perhaps be called a language though that too is debatable. I'd rather just call it a protocol all the way through and avoid the word language entirely. And for the same reason, it would seem more natural to me at least to have the page at TL1 with a link from Transaction Language 1 rather than the other way around. I've only ever heard it referred to by the acronym, never by the full name. Regards, Ben Aveling 12:54, 30 June 2013 (UTC)