[Cryptography] [cryptography] NIST Workshop on Elliptic Curve Cryptography Standards

Ben Laurie ben at links.org
Sat May 16 17:15:24 EDT 2015

On 16 May 2015 at 18:00, John Levine <johnl at iecc.com> wrote:
> In article <d53ea3b1a1c6c89211f0ceeeee1fd536.squirrel at clueserver.org> you write:
>>> On Thu, May 14, 2015 at 7:31 AM, Salz, Rich <rsalz at akamai.com> wrote:
>>> 4. A certificate costs at least several hundred dollars. Multiply that
>>> against a hundred .gov websites that use certificates.
> What?  Comodo certs cost $9/yr or $15/three years.  Startcom certs are free.  Even EV
> certs are in the $99 range.
>>The pain is that you have to have a separate IP address for each domain.
>>This is a problem for multiple domains hosted on the same IP address.
> What?  Web servers and browsers have supported SNI for years.  If
> you're worried about software so old that it doesn't, you're talking
> about Windows XP and Safari 3.0.

And XP's end of life was when? I'll save you looking it up: April
2014. Apparently "so old" is 1 year! Assuming, of course, as we know
didn't happen, everyone believed the end of life and stopped using XP.

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