ki4jgt Posted April 16, 2018 Share Posted April 16, 2018 (edited) So, I've been bored and when I get bored, I come up with awkward ideas out of the box. I'm wanting to develop a networking software which encrypts the connections of the devices on any network which has the software installed. The general idea would be to generate an IP from a hash of a public key. This IP would be assigned to a virtual networking device which communicated via whatever networks were available to the user. Skipping the whole DHCP server bit, a newly joining PC could thus get the IP of a computer by broadcasting a request for that specific IP's public key and IP. The key would verify the IP. and have no need for a DHCP. Then they could exchange AES encryption keys and communicate. By doing this, any computer on the network that had the software, would have a secure channel of communication over the network, even if it were a wide-open network. This could also come standard in Linux and thus the end-user would have no need to perform special tasks. I don't have the time to work on this myself and I was wondering where I could put the idea to get people interested. Edited April 16, 2018 by ki4jgt Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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