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Aaron Zauner azet at azet.org
Sun Jan 12 20:13:57 CET 2014

Well done presentation. Thanks for sharing.

But why Comic Sans? http://bancomicsans.com/ :)


On Sun, Jan 12, 2014 at 6:48 PM, Joe St Sauver <joe at oregon.uoregon.edu>wrote:

> Hi
> Ahmad Bilal <ahmadbilal200854 at gmail.com> commented:
> #Yes, there should a be a tutorial about start working with SSL, something
> #very very easy to understand. It could be a guideline type of thing about
> #what to expect. And should assume, that the very basic words related to
> #certificates are jargon to the intended reader.
> #
> #- Basic explanation of what a certificate does
> #- Some alternatives, pro/cons of certificates
> #- A few established providers, who are industry reviewed.
> #-A general process of what is the minimum things that should happen
> (should
> #be based upon experience with the established players) etc. A general
> #flowchart (graph)
> #
> #The point is, most SysAdmin, don't know which point exactly they are
> #missing in this vast field, there is trust at stake, security of more than
> #a handful users is at stake, so a SysAdmin should be spoon-fed everything
> #all over again. I know that sounds a bit excessive, but my main point is
> #that there is a lot of noise, around this topic, that is the main
> #bottleneck for many like me.
> Back in the fall of 2011, I did a talk for the Internet2 Member Meeting
> entitled "SSL/TLS Certificates: Giving Your Use of Server Certificates a
> Hard Look," see http://pages.uoregon.edu/joe/hardlook/hard-look.pdf [or
> .pptx]
> In that talk I did NOT take the same emphasis that the ACH project has,
> e.g., at that point TLS1.2 wasn't available for OpenSSL, and I didn't
> dwell on cipher suite choice, just to mention two of many things that
> are different now, but I did provide more background/context for the
> SSL/TLS role, which sounds like what you may be looking for, Ahmad.
> If any of that talk would be helpful to update and include, I'd be happy
> to have that happen (all I ask is that any section/sections you choose
> to use get attributed/cited)
> But I certainly "get it" if the ACH project wants to keep the current
> document as focused and svelt as possible, too.
> Regards,
> Joe
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