<div><span class="gmail_quote">On 23/08/06, <b class="gmail_sendername">Jouni Malinen</b> <<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>> wrote:</span>
<blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="PADDING-LEFT: 1ex; MARGIN: 0px 0px 0px 0.8ex; BORDER-LEFT: #ccc 1px solid">On Tue, Aug 22, 2006 at 05:16:29PM +0200, Paul-Henri Gauzence de Lastours wrote:<br><br>> I would like to encrypt data on my wired Ethernet network, and for this I
<br>> need to activate the dynamic Wep key exchange with 802.1x authentication.<br><br>How exactly would be encrypting data here? WEP is only defined in IEEE<br>802.11 (i.e., for wireless networks) and it should not really be used
<br>for any new purpose due to major security problems.</blockquote>
<div>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 ?
<blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="PADDING-LEFT: 1ex; MARGIN: 0px 0px 0px 0.8ex; BORDER-LEFT: #ccc 1px solid">> But I've read in the configuration file for wpa_supplicant that on a wired<br>> configuration, the activation of dynamic Wep key will prevent the
<br>> authentication process from being successfull. Isn't there any way for<br>> exchanging dynamic keys on a wired configuation ?<br><br>Sure there is, but something would need to specify how the key is to be<br>derived and what mechanism would be used to encrypt the data packets.
<br>Before those parts are resolved, there is not much point in trying to<br>get wpa_supplicant to do something.<br><br>--<br>Jouni Malinen PGP id EFC895FA<br>_______________________________________________
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