RE: What's the good word? (clients and servers)

Subject: RE: What's the good word? (clients and servers)
From: KMcLauchlan -at- chrysalis-its -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2000 13:27:55 -0500

Wheee-doggie! (see below)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sandy Harris [mailto:sandy -at- storm -dot- ca]
> I'll assume 'CA' (Certification Authority) is an adequate
> overall description of your product line, and suggest adjectives
> to prepend to it.

Only for the server-room stuff. The new, split-off product line
might receive certificates from a CA, but it doesn't originate
them... at least not in most people's implementations.

> > One split of the productline will be addressed to single-user
> > encryption, signing/verifying situations and to
> > Registration Authority -- which might be regarded
> > as a server function. [snip]

> 'Local' or 'subordinate' or 'domain' or 'departmental' CA?

Almost. There are hints of possibility in that list...
Some keywords for the ole thesaurus to bite into, anyway.

> > The other line embraces functions that are almost
> > exclusive to server or source applications. The people
> > who buy those items from us DO hide them away in
> > fortified, high-alertness, redundant-security installations,
> > going so far as to require the presence of multiple trusted
> > officers every time the material is unlocked (sorta like --
> > the Cap'n can't launch the nukes all by himself... the first
> > officer must insert his key simultaneously... well I did
> > say "sorta like", not exactly like... most of our installations
> > involve money and secrets, not nukes :-)
> 'Central' or 'master' or 'enterprise' CA?

Well, as I explained to somebody off-list, the "enterprise"
concept is actually too confining. The product *could* be
used by a corporate server to service requests from anywhere
within a huge company... but our biggest customers use them
to serve their customers, i.e., outside the company.

Hmmm. /W/o/r/l/d/ no... /U/n/i/v/e/r/s/e/ ... no... um...
M/u/l/t/i/v/e/r/s/e/... oh hell, METAVERSE Security Server Systems.

There. That's it! Our work here is done.



(Eric's probably about to tell me I've sucked up too
much list-width with this. Thank you all.)

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