Re: private key encryption - doubts
From: Anne & Lynn Wheeler (lynn_at_garlic.com)
Date: Wed, 01 Jun 2005 22:59:02 -0600
"Yogee" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> How is the symmetric key generated? What algorithms are used?
> Suppose I finally got the symmetric key decided by the originator. Do I
> have to know how the key was created for continuing the encryption or
> its just a key that will be used for encryption. Is the ALGO for
> encrypting be same for both the parties.
> What is the basic difference between RSA/DSA?
> Actually I did ssh without password. I was able to do it successfully
> but didnt understood how it happened. So I tried to dig into it.
... you are now passed the overview stage and into read-the-manual
stage. i already provided the URL for nist fips182 ... which goes into
detail on dsa, ecdsa, and rsa digitlal signatures (and lots of
you should now read the detailed documentation.
with quicky use of search engine ... here is openssh
here is reference for openSSL
SSL2 from the netscape web site
we were aksed to consult with this small client/server startup in
menlo park that wanted to do payment transactions on their "commerce"
server. in the year we worked with them, they moved from menlo park to
mountain view and changed their name. trivia question ... who had the
rights to their new name at the time? also what corporation was
providing substantial amount of funding for the commerce server?
SSL3 from the netscape web site
for TLS internet standards (aka standards version of SSL)
... there is my rfc index
in the "RFCs listed by" section, click on "Term (term->RFC#)"
in the acronym fastpath, select "TLS"
transport layer security (TLS )
see also encryption , security
3943 3788 3749 3734 3546 3436 3268 3207 2847 2830 2818 2817 2716
2712 2595 2487 2246
slicking on the rfc number brings up the RFC summary. clicking on
the ".txt=nnn" filed in the RFC summary fetches the actual RFC.
with a little more searching you should be able to find detailed
descriptions of the various kinds of asymmetric cryptography and the
basic fundamentals involved (for instance ... you might start looking
for stuff about RSA at the RSA web site ... also the certicom is
possibly a place to start looking for details about elliptical curve
-- Anne & Lynn Wheeler | http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/