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From Eric Covener <cove...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] How does client decrypt data in a HTTPS-based WebDAV transfer
Date Sun, 25 Mar 2012 18:09:07 GMT
> BUT, HOW IS THE CLIENT ABLE TO DECRYPT THE DATA? (I have been running both
> webdav server and client on the same machine; so it might very well
> be the case that some info from "ssl.conf" and/or "httpd.conf" is being used
> at the client side. However, I am just guessing ...

Under SSL, the client and server negotiate a shared secret used to
encrypt/decrypt the data.

They can set this up securely because the client starts this process
with info encrypted with the servers public key.

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