[AG-TECH] vic and rat encryption

Derek Piper dcpiper at indiana.edu
Thu Mar 30 07:26:32 CST 2006

	Heheh.. yea.. quite right. Ooops. I hate that word for how often I 
misspell it. I really had to make sure I got it right in the source code 
for AGVCR. For emails, obviously I'm still having problems. :)


Piers O'Hanlon wrote:
> Hi,
> Just a minor correction - just a typo - to save frustration:
> One needs use  "Rijndael/" instead of "Rjindael/"
> Piers.
> 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
>>        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
>>Derek Piper - dcpiper at indiana.edu - (812) 856 0111
>>IRI 323, School of Informatics
>>Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Derek Piper - dcpiper at indiana.edu - (812) 856 0111
IRI 323, School of Informatics
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

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