[Spread-users] changing topology, security, and firewalls
crisn at cs.jhu.edu
Mon Apr 1 09:34:15 EST 2002
> Secondly, I must say that I'm very interested in security
> approaches (esp ones with an open source license). It
> seems that there are two concerns: (a) secure connections
> between segments, and (b) security within a segment. From
> what I understand (a) would be a TCP layer connection, where
> (b) is UDP packets. I suppose the simplest way to cover this
> sort of thing is to use OpenSSL at a layer just above spread
> does this make sense?
You might want to take a look at Secure Spread
Secure Spread is a research project. It provides confidentiality
on top of Spread using key management techniques to achieve
a shared key in a group. The implementation uses OpenSSL.
However, this approach does not protect the control messages
exchanged by the server, it protects only client data.
hope this was helpful,
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