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FIPS 140-2 in .NET

he Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Publication 140-2, (FIPS PUB 140-2),[1][2] is a U.S. government computer security standard used to accredit cryptographic modules. The title is Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules. Initial publication was on May 25, 2001 and was last updated December 3, 2002.

FIPS compatibility in .NET environment

How to turn-on FIPS mode on Windows XP and up

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net-snmp configure for SNMPv3 (linux)

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Install openssl-dev to support encryption into net-snmp

run in bash
net-snmp-create-v3-user -a SHA -A “abcd12345″ -x AES -X “abcd12345″ tomaspospisil
snmpwalk -v 3 -On -l authPriv -u tomaspospisil -a SHA -A abcd12345 -x AES -X abcd12345 localhost 1
snmptrap -v 3 -l AuthPriv -a SHA -A “abcd12345″ -x AES -X “abcd12345″ -u tomaspospisil 41 .

How to get localized password key from snmpd configuration:
After you add new user and start snmpd daemon:
locate file /var/net-snmp/snmpd.conf
For every user there is line like:
usmUser 1 3 0x80001f88809907967e3a00ec5000000000 “newuser” “newuser” NULL . 0xcc036e328eaebb3948ef3f20d082a0e1 . 0xcc036e328eaebb3948ef3f20d082a0e1 0x
In this example ‘cc036e328eaebb3948ef3f20d082a0e1′ is password key for Auth and Priv