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Keychaining...?
What is keychaining?
deluxcougar




msg:351417
 9:00 pm on Jan 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

There was a conference a week or so ago that everyone was referring to keychaining. Does anyone know what this expression refers to? I saw one site that said something about querying a database or something. I'm not sure. Any thoughts...?

 

ogletree




msg:351418
 9:16 pm on Jan 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

Key chaining [freesoft.org] is a common technique used by almost every major cryptographic protocol.

diamondgrl




msg:351419
 9:32 pm on Jan 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

I thought keychaining was a practice of '60s and '70s, where the women would go to a party and drop their keychains in a bowl. Then the men pick keychains out of the bowl to see who they get to sleep with that evening ...

deluxcougar




msg:351420
 9:53 pm on Jan 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

Without trying to decipher the encrypted message at the link you offered (jk).

What exactly is keychaining? (sorry if that seems like a stupid question given your previous answer)

krieves




msg:351421
 9:55 pm on Jan 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

I've never heard of the term, but I like Diamondgrl's explanation. :)

ogletree




msg:351422
 11:14 pm on Jan 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

Lets say you have an email that goes gets sent to one person that person then makes comments and sends to another person. Each time the email is again another key is added to a keychain. So if somehow you break one email you don't break all of them. Each forward needs a new key.

lZakl




msg:351423
 11:19 pm on Jan 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

Most of the times I've heard the term "keychaining", it pertains to keeping your users information for a specific machine on a vitual encrypted "keychain". That way every time someone visits a site, say, and enters a portion of said site that is protected, it will look at that users encrypted "keychain" to verify they are qualified to view whatever is protected without forcing them to log in ever time. This is used VERY WIDELY on the Macintosh platform. You even have a program called "Keychain" that stores all your passwords in a 128b encrypted database.

If this isn't what you're looking for I'm sorry, It's just what I know :0)

-- Zak

Goober




msg:351424
 12:10 am on Jan 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

Scrambling to find bowl.....

Goober

decaff




msg:351425
 10:13 pm on Jan 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

"I thought keychaining was a practice of '60s and '70s, where the women would go to a party and drop their keychains in a bowl. Then the men pick keychains out of the bowl to see who they get to sleep with that evening ..."

Hilarious...I think this practice actually goes back to the '30s, '40s and '50s as well....How do you think some members of the current US administration were conceived...definitely some funny business going on there...

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