Re: Questionable logic ?

Jeff Simmons (jsimmons@goblin.punk.net)
Mon, 12 May 1997 11:37:18 -0700 (PDT)


> BTW - Could someone explain to me how my 128bit version of Internet
> Explorer knows which key to use or does it only use one? Point me to an FAQ
> or something. Thanks,

If both the server and the client are 128 bit enabled, then you get 128
bit. If the server is only 40 bit, you get 40 bit.

With Netscape, there's a little key in the lower left of the window. If
it shows a broken key, no encryption. If it shows a whole key on a yellow
background, 40 bit. If it shows a whole key on a blue background, 128 bit.
I imagine that Explorer has a similar feature.

BTW if you contact a site and preface the URL with shttp:, for example:
shttp://www.mysite.com instead of http://www.mysite.com, and the server
supports encryption, ALL of your traffic will be encrypted with SSL. If
the server doesn't do encryption, you won't connect at all.

-- 
Jeff Simmons					jsimmons@goblin.punk.net

Hey, man, got any spare CPU cycles? Help crack DES. http://www.frii.com/~rcv/deschall.htm