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Re: http+aes

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2012 10:43:14 +0000
To: Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu>
cc: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, URI <uri@w3.org>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Message-ID: <83562.1330944194@critter.freebsd.dk>
In message <20120305104004.GC30594@1wt.eu>, Willy Tarreau writes:

>Being able to encrypt only the payload would be extremely useful in
>server-to-server communications in datacenters.

How usefull is it, when packet sniffing gets you both the key
and the encrypted data ?

I could understand it if the userinfo pointed to a PSK, but sending
the actual AES key as part of the request defeats any attempt at
privacy I can see ?

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