The Linux Admin Show

A podcast for Linux Admins

Episode 2 - Secure Sockets Layer

The Show

This week I talked to Sean Cody who is a local Unix administrator with a strong interest in security, especially Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). We got on Skype and talked about various issues to do with SSL, such as trust and proper creation and handling of certificates.

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Closing thoughts

We talked about a lot of things this week having to do with SSL, and surprisingly most of them focused on the identity aspect, that is “am I talking to the person/thing I think I am”, as opposed to the encryption part. After our discussion I have a renewed appreciation for this phase, it is indeed more important than most give it credit for.

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