Secure Internet Live Conferencing (SILC), Protocol Specification

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Last updated 2004-06-11 (latest revision 2007-01-23)
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This memo describes a Secure Internet Live Conferencing (SILC) protocol which provides secure conferencing services over insecure network channel. SILC provides advanced and feature rich conferencing services with security as main design principal. Strong cryptographic methods are used to protect SILC packets inside the SILC network. Three other specifications relates very closely to this memo; SILC Packet Protocol [SILC2], SILC Key Exchange and Authentication Protocols [SILC3] and SILC Commands [SILC4].


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