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Re: [Pvx] Secure Communications accross the net

From: "Gord Davey" <gord.davey@...>
Date: Fri, 4 Jan 2002 08:22:51 -0500
Jeff,

What OS is the server ? If its Unix or Linux then a ProvideX with SSL
support for those platforms is not yet available. If its Windows then yes
you could use SSL, because it is supported on that platform currently.

Gord Davey <gord.davey@...>
Manager, CSS. Best Software Canada Ltd. (ProvideX)
Tel: 905-470-1025 x226

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeff Johnson" <jeffj@...>
To: "Providex List" <providex@...>
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2002 6:12 AM
Subject: Re: [Pvx] Secure Communications accross the net


> Gord,
>
> Thanks for your answer.  I see that I can probably take a third-party
> tool approach.
>
> However, this question is for a server-side issue.  I am running a comm
> program that is serving communications channel on a socket through TCP.
>
> Wouldn't that situation be able to use the SSL stuff you are using for
> web server?
>
> Thanks,
> Jeff
>
> On Thu, 2002-01-03 at 19:06, Gord Davey wrote:
>
>     Jeff,
>
>     Currently we only support SSL within our Windows products. Such as
ProvideX
>     for Windows, and WindX. We are working on SSL for UNIX/Linux products,
>     however it is not ready as yet.
>
>     It is possible to use the WindX Plug-in to talk via telnet to SSH,
which
>     would give you SSL encrypted telnet sessions. By using SSH on a
UNIX/Linux
>     server you would get encrypted telnet sessions. The 5.01 WindX plug-in
>     allows you to select SSL communications on its end. Using SSH on the
>     Unix/Linux server deals with the server end of the comms.
>
>     There are other such SSL encryption products for Unix, that provide
TCP
>     "wrappers" that can do SSL communications with a remote, but pass the
>     information from the server to the daemons running in its own memory
as
>     un-encrypted, which accomplishes the same thing. Using a product that
allows
>     for this, would get you the encrypted communications between the
remote and
>     the server, while the ProvideX on the server does not need to anything
about
>     the SSL.
>
>     Gord Davey <gord.davey@...>
>     Manager, CSS. Best Software Canada Ltd. (ProvideX)
>     Tel: 905-470-1025 x226
>
>
>     ----- Original Message -----
>     From: "Jeff Johnson" <jeffj@...>
>     To: "Providex List" <providex@...>
>     Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2002 12:55 PM
>     Subject: [Pvx] Secure Communications accross the net
>
>
>     > Hi,
>     >
>     > I need to transfer some data accross the 'net and an obvious
requirement
>     > is that we be able to secure the communications.
>     >
>     > I have a program that monitors a socket on my service and waits for
>     > connections.  I have not problem sending and receiving plain text,
but
>     > that's not good enough for financial data.
>     >
>     > Does anyone know how to implement some industry standard encryption
>     > scheme, like SSL?
>     >
>     > Thanks for any help,
>     > Jeff
>     >
>     >
>     >
>     >
>
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