Photuris (protocol)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For other things named "Photuris", see Photuris (disambiguation).

In computer networking, Photuris is a session key management protocol defined in RFC 2522.

Photuris is the Latin name of a genus of fireflies native to North America that mimic the signals of other firefly species. The name was chosen as a reference to the (classified) FIREFLY key exchange protocol developed by the National Security Agency and used in the STU-III secure telephone, which is believed to operate by similar principles.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]