[AG-TECH] vic and rat encryption

Jeremy Mann jeremy at biochem.uthscsa.edu
Wed Mar 29 10:28:04 CST 2006

Derek Piper said:
> 	You may be better off using Rjindael encryption, which is normally used
> on AG Venues when setting the 'encryption' option in the venue server
> config.
> 	A Rjindael key is passed to VIC and RAT as 'Rjindael/passphrase' where
> passphrase should be something random and unguessable, and distributed
> to those needing the key to enter manually. There's a program for Debian
> called 'pwgen' that I've used to generate a passphrase before. For
> manually entering the key, you would probably just disable the venue
> encryption and manually key it in. For a DES key, just use a passphrase
> that doesn't start with a string 'Rjindael/'.
> 	Of course you can also use certificates to secure a venue too, so not
> just anyone can enter and obtain the encryption key.

The certificate security can not be done because half the participants are
inSORS nodes. I'll try out this pwgen and test it out. Thanks!

Jeremy Mann
jeremy at biochem.uthscsa.edu

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