On 1/18/07, benjohn / fysh.org <benjohn / fysh.org> wrote:
> > On 1/18/07, Daniel N <has.sox / gmail.com> wrote:
> >> On 1/18/07, Jan Svitok <jan.svitok / gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> > I have answered similar questions in:
> >> > http://blade.nagaokaut.ac.jp/cgi-bin/scat.rb/ruby/ruby-talk/211073
> >> and
> >> > http://blade.nagaokaut.ac.jp/cgi-bin/scat.rb/ruby/ruby-talk/219842
> >> > Especially notice the link to Handbook of Applied Cryptography
> >> >
> >> > The library you are interested in is OpenSSL
> >> >
> >> > This might be helpful as well:
> >> > http://blade.nagaokaut.ac.jp/cgi-bin/scat.rb/ruby/ruby-talk/228214
> >> >
> >> > Maybe instead of using PGP to encrypt, you may want to use stardard
> >> > PKI (X.509 certificates etc.) - just choose which one is more
> >> > convenient to you and/or your users (although I assume OpenSSL
> >> > supports the X.509 better)
> >> >
> >> >
> >> Great Thanx for your input.  I'll have a read of these thread asap.
> >>
> >
> > I did find these threads prior to posting.  I'm still no clearer on
> > how to implement.  :(
> >
> > I did look at OpenSSL and there does not seem to be any documentation
> > to speak of.  Also there does not seem to be any useable tutorial that
> > I could identify on the net for this library.
> >
> > I do need to read up on PKI X.509 certificates though.
>
> I generally look for documentation for the underlying library when the
> docs about the bindings aren't so good. OpenSSL is based on SSL as far
> as I know, and that ought to be pretty well documented!
>
> If you're on a unix like machine, you should be able to play about with
> SSL and SSH (secure shell, it runs over a secure socket) and get a feel
> for how they work (I've got a keys files in the folder: ~/.ssh). My
> advice would be to put Ruby to one side and understand the layer below
> it.
>
> Sorry if I'm advising on how to suck eggs [best boiled, in my opinion] :)
>

I'd better get my egg cup ;)

Thanx