[Bro] SSL Question

Ben Mixon-Baca bmixonb1 at cs.unm.edu
Wed Jun 8 19:30:23 PDT 2016

Right, but the server and client do have to agree on one of the primes
the will end up using right? I was under the impression that there were
different primes the client and server could decide to use to make a
shared secret.

On 06/08/2016 07:01 PM, Slagell, Adam J wrote:
> I don’t think you mean to ask what you are asking. In regular DH over a finite field, the prime that determines the group is not even secret or terribly interesting.
> Stepping back a bit, what are you trying to accomplish?
> :Adam
>> On Jun 8, 2016, at 8:53 PM, Ben Mixon-Baca <bmixonb1 at cs.unm.edu> wrote:
>> Does Bro make the server's prime it sent to a client in the diffie
>> hellman key exchange visible?
>> For example, if a client on my network is talking to an apache server,
>> would I be able to print the prime the server sends to the client?
>> -- 
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