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From Mike Klein <mikekl...@sbcglobal.net>
Subject Re: What are ciphers ?
Date Wed, 12 Jul 2006 19:56:17 GMT
D:\Projects\v4kernel>openssl ciphers
DHE-RSA-AES256-SHA:DHE-DSS-AES256-SHA:AES256-SHA:EDH-RSA-DES-CBC3-SHA:EDH-DSS-DES-CBC3-SHA:DES-CBC3-SHA:DES-CBC3-MD5:DHE-RSA-AES128-SHA:DHE-DSS-AES128-SHA:AES128-SHA:RC2-CBC-MD5:DHE-DSS-RC4-SHA:RC4-SH
A:RC4-MD5:RC4-MD5:RC4-64-MD5:EXP1024-DHE-DSS-DES-CBC-SHA:EXP1024-DES-CBC-SHA:EXP1024-RC2-CBC-MD5:EDH-RSA-DES-CBC-SHA:EDH-DSS-DES-CBC-SHA:DES-CBC-SHA:DES-CBC-MD5:EXP1024-DHE-DSS-RC4-SHA:EXP1024-RC4-SHA
:EXP1024-RC4-MD5:EXP-EDH-RSA-DES-CBC-SHA:EXP-EDH-DSS-DES-CBC-SHA:EXP-DES-CBC-SHA:EXP-RC2-CBC-MD5:EXP-RC2-CBC-MD5:EXP-RC4-MD5:EXP-RC4-MD5

Clarification...cipher is "cryptographic" algorithm.

Ciphersuite is a list of ciphers that can be used. Each entry consists
of compound string specifying choice of key exchange, encryption, and
hashing algorithms/sizes to use.


mike

Mike Klein wrote:
> A little googling will get you what you want.
>
> A cipher is a security algorithm (des, rc, etc.). Ciphertext is
> cleartext (plaintext) which has been encrypted using an algorithm
> (cipher) and a key.
>
> You can use ssl handshaking to see supported ciphers and java jsse has
> methods for dumping this information out. Get list of providers and
> start calling dump routines.
>
>
> mike
>
>   
>> Anandi Vyagrapuri wrote:
>>   
>>     
>>> Hi,
>>> Can naybody tell me what ciphers are and what i
>>> ciphers i must use with SSL ?
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>> Anandi
>>>
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