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Re: [Issue 650] Changed - certificate handling

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2002-04-09 17:20:57 CEST

On Tue, 2002-04-09 at 11:04, Kevin Pilch-Bisson wrote:
> Sorry, I should have read the whole issue. I would say that only a small part
> of the stuff mentioned in the issue needs to be done for alpha. Namely
> caching the server certs or there fingerprints so that we can detect
> man-in-the-middle attacks.

Eh? This is not ssh. Either a certificate is signed by a chain leading
to a trusted CA or it's not.

I suppose you could cache self-signed certificates so that you'd know if
you're getting the same one each time, but certificates do expire, so
that's not especially valuble.

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