1995-09-29 - Re: SKIp

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From: Derek Atkins <warlord@MIT.EDU>
To: Doug Hughes <Doug.Hughes@Eng.Auburn.EDU>
Message Hash: 9764932d28ee08ae8411e11ed0c8b023a237e3fafa395579d813fc79ef82a476
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UTC Datetime: 1995-09-29 23:22:52 UTC
Raw Date: Fri, 29 Sep 95 16:22:52 PDT

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From: Derek Atkins <warlord@MIT.EDU>
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 95 16:22:52 PDT
To: Doug Hughes <Doug.Hughes@Eng.Auburn.EDU>
Subject: Re: SKIp
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> anybody have any opinions on SKIP (Sun's IP level encryption).
> How does it compare for encrypting between machines to something like
> ssh? (Obviously ssh is more portable, other than that)

SKIP and ssh perform very different operations.  SKIP is an IP-level
encryption engine (ala IP-SEC), whereas ssh is an application-level
encryption engine.  You can run ssh on top of SKIP.  And using SKIP I
can encrypt every single IP packet leaving my machine; you can't do
that with ssh.

Does this help?