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Re: [Pvx] Secure Communications accross the net

From: Jeff Johnson <jeffj@...>
Date: 04 Jan 2002 08:24:37 -0600
Gord,

Well, since I only work with REAL servers, it's Linux, of course. <g>

Can we expect SSL support for Linux soon?

Thanks,
Jeff

On Fri, 2002-01-04 at 07:22, Gord Davey wrote:

    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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