[AG-TECH] vic and rat encryption

Piers O'Hanlon p.ohanlon at cs.ucl.ac.uk
Thu Mar 30 02:34:08 CST 2006


Just a minor correction - just a typo - to save frustration:
One needs use  "Rijndael/" instead of "Rjindael/"


On 3/29/06, Derek Piper <dcpiper at indiana.edu> wrote:
>         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.
>         Derek
> Jeremy Mann wrote:
> > We would like to demonstrate encryption in April to some fellow
> > colleagues. I set up a test room on our venue server with encryption.
> > Encryption works fine, but whoever enters the venue gets the encryption
> > key. I would like to "lock" down the room to whoever I give the key to,
> > not whoever enters the room. Can this be done?
> >
> > Also, I know I can manually enter a key into vic and rat. Is there a
> > program that I can run to get DES key? Or can I simply use a passphrase
> > instead?
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> >
> --
> Derek Piper - dcpiper at indiana.edu - (812) 856 0111
> IRI 323, School of Informatics
> Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

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