[VPN] VPN and digital certificates

Ryan Malayter rmalayter at bai.org
Thu Mar 27 18:19:35 EST 2003

The protocols used depend on the settings used when configuring the VPN.
Typically, 3des is used for on-the-wire encryption of data, and initial
authentication with certificates is usualle performed using
Diffie-Hellman key exchange.

See http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/cc/so/neso/sqso/eqso/ipsec_wp.htm
for a decent primer.

Ryan Malayter
Sr. Network & Database Administrator
Bank Administration Institute
Chicago, Illinois, USA
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-----Original Message-----
From: Mats - [mailto:bandre79 at hotmail.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, March 19, 2003 7:28 AM
To: vpn at lists.shmoo.com
Subject: [VPN] VPN and digital certificates


I am new to secure VPN and the VPN Schmoo list.

Hoped that someone could explain the authentication-process over VPN
with a 
digital certificate (x509v3), which protoctols are used and how they



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