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Re: Secured WWW server? Comparison?

From: derek <derek@pipex.net>
Date: Wed, 1 Mar 1995 13:36:17 GMT
Message-Id: <199503011336.NAA04510@relay2.pipex.net>
To: chi@nb.rockwell.com
Cc: www-talk@www10.w3.org
>    a. "Are there secured servers, other then Netscape Commerce, out there?"
I have been unable to find any that are currently available, although a number
are in beta testing.

>    b. "Has anyone done any comparison between these servers?"
>        functionality? cost? encryption mechanism used? etc...
>From what I have seen they mostly use RSA public key with DES for the bulk

The main difference is whether they support shttp or SSL. SSL looks fine for
basic secured data transfer but doesn't support nonrepudiation which is kinda
handy if you are doing financial transactions.

Netscape do however promise to support shttp as soon as a reference
implementation becomes available.

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