[AG-TECH] vic and rat encryption

Derek Piper dcpiper at indiana.edu
Wed Mar 29 14:00:55 CST 2006

	Ah, I was not aware of that :) Good to know indeed.


Andrew Rowley wrote:
> Hi,
> Note that inSORS nodes don't support Rijindael as far as I know, so you will have to use DES.
> Andrew :)
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> From: owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov [mailto:owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov] On Behalf Of Jeremy Mann
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> To: 'Derek Piper'
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> Subject: Re: [AG-TECH] vic and rat encryption
> 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!
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