[ic] Quick Question

Dan B db@cyclonehq.dnsalias.net
Tue, 10 Apr 2001 00:06:52 -0700

At 01:18 AM 4/10/2001 -0500, you wrote:
>I know this is totally off the topic, but I was sitting here trying to
>figure it out and since Interchange uses SSL I thought someone might know
>something about this. I noticed that I have a test certificate that came
>installed out of the box when I installed openssl. I was wondering how to
>get a real key, can I just make one or do I have to pay loads of cash each
>year for one?

Yes.  Sorry.  :-)  Thawte.com, verisign.com, etc.

Signed certificates validate your "real company" status (e.g. DUNS number, 
street address, etc.), so that visitors can rest assured that there is 
somebody real on the other end.

Technically, however, your technology is just as encrypted, if your 
customers don't mind an unsigned cert.  (AFAIK, anyway).

Dan Browning, Cyclone Computer Systems, danb@cyclonecomputers.com