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    Unanswered: SSL for local clients?

    From IBM DB2 9.7 for Linux, UNIX and Windows Information Center :

    "Before configuring SSL support for a client, perform the following steps:
    If both the client and the server are on the same physical computer, you do not need to install GSKit, because GSKit is automatically installed with the DB2 server."


    Why would you need to configure SSL if the client is local??

    Application snapshot shows:
    Communication protocol of client = Local Client

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    In case you were running on an hostname that you don't control which is shared with not-trusted applications, and you did not want them snooping...
    And also it makes testing and initial setup more easy...

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    If I configure SSL (DB2COMM=ssl, ssc_svcename, etc...), will it be used by the 'Local Client' ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by db2girl View Post
    If I configure SSL (DB2COMM=ssl, ssc_svcename, etc...), will it be used by the 'Local Client' ?
    I think it is only applicable to TCP/IP connections (including loopback).
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    "It does not work" is not a valid problem statement.

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