CryptoNet info page
I designed and implemented CryptoNet
as the final year project of my Computer Science degree (1997!). The tools I used
where HotJava 1.0, Kawa 2.0 and JDK 1.1.
Note that at the moment is futile to try to run CryptoNet with anything
else but HotJava 1.x or Appletviewer (from the 1.1 version of the jdk).
These are the different ways of running CryptoNet:
If you try it using HotJava 1.x please be aware that the actions
of "open windows without banner", "listen on ports", "open connections",
"accept connections" should be allowed, or alternatively set the default
security level for unsigned applets to "medium".
If you are using Appletviewer it is more tricky (no time now to
Netscape Communicator 4.02 and 4.03 are not fully java1.1 compliant,
therefore will not run CryptoNet. Sometime in the "fall season" they will
release a new version that will work. If you add the java1.1 patch it will
still not work because the applet is signed with a DSA key and Netscape
only recognizes (for the moment) RSA keys. Sometime soon I will sign CryptoNet
with an RSA key, please bear with me until end of November. Meanwhile you
could try downloading the applet and runing it locally, it should work
but I haven't tested it (and it really defeats the purpose of the web!)
Internet Explorer ... no idea!
file is just a rambling sketch of how information should flow in a
This is the original "project report" in various formats:
Microsoft Word 6 format: 2070kb ... CryptoNet.doc.zip
postscript: 786kb ... CryptoNet.ps.zip
This project is no longer maintained!