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Re: Netscape security
To clear up some apparent confusion: The Commerce server is
not the certificate. The NSCP Commerce Server is an httpd.
Non-profits and educationals still need to pay Verisign for a
certificate. They do not need to pay NSCP for a $5,000 web server.
The certificates must be signed by an approved key signing
agency. Anyone can produce one; to get it to interact 'securely' with
free netscape browsers you need the certificate to be signed.
There is no word as to how to become a KSA. Netscpe has
ignored the question on several occaisons.
| On the subject of Netscape:
| Now that Netscape is making the Commerce Server available
| for free to students, faculty, libraries, etc. (i.e., groups
| with limited ability to cough-up $290 to RSA to get the
| 1-year digitially-signed certificate needed to make it operate
| in "secure mode"), does anyone know of alternative methods for
| producing such certificates?
"It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once."