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What is SSL Tunneling?

Answer The SSL protocol is customarily “tunneled” over an IP-based protocol. “Tunneling” means simply that each SSL record is encapsulated and packaged up with the proper headers to send over another protocol. SSL communications between a web or application server and its clients are encapsulated in HTTP packets for transport. …

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What are US Crytographic Regulations used in Weblogic Server?

The United States regulates the export of cryptographic software to other nations. “Strong” encryption can only be exported from the United States to qualifying customers. Because of these restrictions, the generally-available WebLogic Server has only exportable-strength encryption. The “strength” of encryption in a software product is regulated according to the …

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What are the elements of chiper suite?

Answer A cipher suite is made up of three algorithms — one each for key exchange — bulk encryption — message digest. For example, the cipher suite RSA_WITH_RC4_128_MD5 uses: RSA for key exchange, RC4 with a 128-bit key for bulk encryption, and MD5 for message digest. [pb_builder]

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How is public-key cryptography used in SSL?

Answer SSL uses public-key cryptography to authenticate the participants in an SSL connection and to ensure a private negotiation of parameters used to encrypt data sent over the SSL connection.     Public-key cryptography is based upon public/private key pairs. A public key is used to encrypt and to verify …

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What are the most commonly used Encryption Algorithms?

Answer The most commonly used encryption algorithms are: RSA (Rivest, Shamir, and Adelman, the names of its designers) for key exchange. DES (Data Encryption Standard) and its variants RC2 (a block cipher) and RC4 (a faster stream cipher) for bulk encryption. MD5 and SHA for message digests [pb_builder]

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