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Re: TLS ssfs confusion

On Wed, 25 Aug 2004, Dick Davies wrote:

> And what's the difference between 'transport security strength factor'
> for updates, and 'tls security strength factor' for updates'?

Transport layer encryption versus cryptographic authentication.

128-bit SSL encrypts the whole deal. But within that encrypted envelope, 
a simple bind or PLAIN bind sends the password in plaintext, which gets 

You get ssf > 0 for things like kerberos, cram-md5, and client SSL certs 
that protect credentials separately from the transport layer.

See the cyrus-sasl documentation for more.
Rich Graves <rcgraves@brandeis.edu>
UNet Systems Administrator