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The Illustrated Network, 2nd Edition by Walter Goralski

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Chapter 27

Securing Sockets with SSL

Abstract

In this chapter, you will learn about the secure sockets layer (SSL) and how it is used on Web sites. We investigate the layers and operation of the SSL protocol and discuss the SSL’s use of certificates.

You will learn about the public key infrastructure (PKI) and how public keys are used for encryption. We present a simple example of public key encryption and decryption using only a pocket calculator and no advanced mathematics.

Keywords

SSL; PKI; HTTP; TLS; CRLs; MAC

What You Will Learn

In this chapter, you will learn about the secure sockets layer (SSL) and how it is used on Web sites. We investigate the layers and operation of the SSL protocol and discuss the SSL’s use of certificates.

You will learn ...

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