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Re: [DotGNU]Encryption protocols

From: Peter Minten
Subject: Re: [DotGNU]Encryption protocols
Date: Sun, 09 Mar 2003 17:33:19 +0100

Peter Minten wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I promised on IRC yesterday to look into openssl and which parts of it are
> useful to DotGNU. A quick look revealed that 2 protocols might be very useful:
> RSA and blowfish. RSA is good for the authentication (since it uses public and
> private keys) and blowfish is good for the encryption of communication.
> It would work like this: you authenticate with the slow RSA protocol, at the 
> end
> of the authentication you get an blowfish key and that's used for encryption 
> of
> the communication of this session (since blowfish is a lot faster than RSA the
> change is worthwhile).

Hmm, a good combination seems to be DSA and blowfish using libgcrypt, which is
easier than openssl IMHO.



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