Dynamic WEP key on wired network

Jouni Malinen jkmaline at cc.hut.fi
Sat Aug 26 18:48:15 EDT 2006


On Wed, Aug 23, 2006 at 10:26:14AM +0200, Paul-Henri Gauzence de Lastours wrote:

> Actually I don't want to use WEP, as it concerns wireless networks and as
> recent works from UK dramatically reduced the time for cracking it. The
> project on which I'm working already contains en encryption part using DES
> with static keys. What I want to do is just to use the dynamic key exchange
> mechanism without encrypting data, this work being attributed to another
> application. I just need to get a key of more than 64 bits, so that
> eventually after troncating it, I can use it for DES encryption. Do you
> think this ca be done ?

Which IEEE 802.1X authenticator would you be using here? IEEE 802.1X can
be used to distribute encryption keys, but I have not seen it being used
for wired networks and as such, this would require changes to both the
authenticator and supplicant.

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Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA



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