Class DHKeyExClient

All Implemented Interfaces:
InterKeyExClient, InterProtocolClient

public class DHKeyExClient
extends DHKeyEx
implements InterKeyExClient

Diffie-Hellman key exchange client. It expects to talk to a DHKeyExServer object.

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See Also:

Fields inherited from class org.logi.crypto.Crypto
BIT, cdsPath, EMPTY_ARRAY, FOUR, keySource, NIBBLE, ONE, primeCertainty, random, TWO, ZERO
Constructor Summary
DHKeyExClient(DHKey pri, java.lang.String keyType)
          Create a new DHKeyExClient object.
DHKeyExClient(int n, java.lang.String keyType)
          Create a new DHKeyExClient object.
Method Summary
 byte[] message(byte[] received)
          Get the next message in the protocol.
Methods inherited from class org.logi.crypto.protocols.DHKeyEx
completed, maxMessageSize, sessionKey
Methods inherited from class org.logi.crypto.Crypto
binString, binString, equal, equalRelaxed, equalSub, fromHexNibble, fromHexString, fromString, fromString, hexString, hexString, hexString, hexString, hexString, initRandom, initRandom, makeClass, makeInt, makeLong, makeSessionKey, pastSpace, pickBits, pickBits, readBlock, readInt, writeBytes, writeBytes, writeInt
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
equals, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
Methods inherited from interface org.logi.crypto.protocols.InterKeyExClient
Methods inherited from interface org.logi.crypto.protocols.InterProtocolClient
completed, maxMessageSize

Constructor Detail


public DHKeyExClient(DHKey pri,
                     java.lang.String keyType)
              throws KeyException
Create a new DHKeyExClient object. It uses the private DH key from pri.
KeyException - if the key is not private.


public DHKeyExClient(int n,
                     java.lang.String keyType)
Create a new DHKeyExClient object. It uses an n bit modulus and the named key type.

There are pre-computed public modulus and gnerator pairs for these values of n: 256, 512, 1024, 2048. Using one of these values saves you from a rather long wait.

Method Detail


public byte[] message(byte[] received)
               throws CryptoProtocolException
Get the next message in the protocol.

received is the last message received form the server and has not yet been sent to the client.

The returned value is the next message to send to the server or null if no more messages need to be sent and the protocol is terminated.

Specified by:
message in interface InterProtocolClient
CryptoProtocolException - if a problem arises with the protocol.

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