differ between SSL and https?

Posted on 2005-03-14
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Secure Sockets layer (SSL)??
Question by:she1
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she1 is very smart and very curious.

Secure Sockets Layer is what it says, a secure socket, on all things it works on; ftp, ssh, cvs, whatever.  

https is the secure socket for just the http protocol.

They both use encryption with keys, not necessarily the cited definitions define them, there are many forms of encryption/decryption used, public/private keys can be passwords, pass phrases, etc..

When a browser wants a secure ftp download or upload, http has to call ftps and both call ssl to work.

ssl is the underlying technology and software protocol.

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she1 can you break from homework to let us know if you've gotten any of this?
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Thank you she1

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