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conserver with encryption

Iain Rae iainr@dcs.ed.ac.uk
Mon, 21 May 2001 03:29:40 -0700 (PDT)

Hi all,

I've been playing around with encrypting the connections between console and 
conserver and (famous last words) I don't think it would be too difficult to 
include TLS/SSL and possibly kerberos encryption into the source (I'm less 
sure about openssh since there doesn't seem to be that much documentation 
other than the source).

Assuming that there's interest in this what sort of requirements are people 
likely to have:

Do we just want to have encrypted channels or to handle things like Kerberos 

Which protocols would we want (I suspect SSL will be the easiest way to get 
some kind of encrypted channel, but we (dcs) would want Kerberos and possibly 

Is it a compilation/configuration choice or should conserver support multiple 
different systems?

If the answer to the above is yes then what kind of configuration options are 
we looking at (only allow kerberos authenticated connections to host foobar?)

NB. I'm not proposing to write code to do all of the above but I'm willing to 
make a start, also I don't claim to be any kind of expert or writing security 
code and fully expect to drop some real clangers on the way :)

Anyone got any advice, comments, want to join in?

Iain Rae			Tel:01316505202	
Computing Officer		JCMB:2148
Division of Informatics
The University of Edinburgh