[ale] Secure FTP?
Newcombe at mordor.clayton.edu
Thu Jul 26 20:45:53 EDT 2001
On Thu, 26 Jul 2001, ducson wrote:
> Why do you need both server side and client side to be secured?
Because if the client side can't do SSL, then there is no chance of a
secure connection happening, therefor everything will be done in plain
> from my little understanding, if a user reaches a SSL web page then all data
> communication between the user ans server is encrypted. Is this right? or
> it's right with web page but wrong with ftp ?
Sorta. When you connect to a SSL web page, you are connecting to a web
server that is setup to understand the SSL protocol. However, you are
connecting with a client (Netscape, IE) that is also setup to understand
the SSL protocol, so it can talk to the server.
The way you were originally stating it is kinda like saying "it doesn't
matter if the client speaks spanish or not, the server does." If the
client doesn't speak spanish, how does it converse in spanish with the
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