• Subject: RE: SSL vs. VPN
  • From: Tim McCarthy <timm@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2000 10:48:56 -0500


        [Tim McCarthy]  I sent this yesterday but it appears to have got
lost.
>   Nope, service is correct.  For example, I can set up SSL in Client
> Access for the entire connection. Then I can go into the 5250 session
> and select NO for encryption. That service (telnet) is then not
> secured.  In other words you can secure one service and not another
> between the same two devices.
> 
        [Tim McCarthy]  That's the part I was agreeing with! (Perhaps up
to and including should have been stated) I disagree with the original
statement and your response that the initial SSL session handshake is
somehow open to attack. Whether you use client side authentication or
not the session key is negotiated using the server's public key. If
we're challenging public key crypto systems then that's a whole other
debate. 

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