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From Crypto Sal <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Is it okay to not use exportable ciphers?
Date Fri, 21 Aug 2009 00:31:00 GMT
On 08/20/2009 03:40 PM, Brian Mearns wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 20, 2009 at 3:24 PM, Sander Temme<>  wrote:
>> On Aug 20, 2009, at 3:16 PM, Brian Mearns wrote:
>>> For the sake of security, I'd like to configure my SSL/TLS server to
>>> not allow export level ciphers (using the SSLCipherSuite directive).
>>> Is this going to realistically limit the number of people who can use
>>> a secure connection to my site? Specifically, will visitors from other
>>> countries (outside the US) be able to support the stronger
>>> (non-exportable) ciphers?
>> You can configure a logfile to record what ciphers your users are currently
>> using, and draw conclusions from that.
>> S.
> [clip]
> Good idea, but I'm not currently getting many users. I'm thinking in
> the long term, I don't want to lock out potential visitors just
> because they're using weak crypto.
> -Brian


Have you considered using Apache's "SGC"? There's a nice little blurb 
about it in the Apache Docs.[ ]

"How can I create an SSL server which accepts strong encryption only, 
but allows export browsers to upgrade to stronger encryption?"


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