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RE: SSL workings
From: "dave kleiman" <dave () isecureu com>
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2003 22:00:34 -0500

As you establish the connection, the port your client uses may change as you
go from page to page within the SSL transaction.  You will even establish a
temporary port connect to crl.verisign.com (or whomever the certificate is
issued by) to verify the Certificate. But you will always be connected to (443) by default.

Each piece of data is transmitted from the client port to the server port
that is established.

Is that what you are asking?

Dave Kleiman, CISSP, MCSE, CIFI
dave () isecureu com

"High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation."
Jack Kinder


-----Original Message-----
From: Trystano () aol com [mailto:Trystano () aol com] 
Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2003 20:08
To: dave () isecureu com; security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: SSL workings

Cheers, Dave, for the info.

I actually know all about what SSL does etc. Maybe I worded the question 
wrong :-s

Maybe what I need to know lies a little deeper. I want to know that when a 
client machine communicates with a server, out of what port does this 
information travel from the clients machine.

And also, if a client and server communicate via SSL, is the data
in a secure state via the same port that data is normally sent, or is the 
data transferred through a separate port??

Cheers all.



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