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SQL Anywhere 10.0.1 » MobiLink - Server Administration » MobiLink Server Options

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-fips option


Function

Forces all secure MobiLink streams to be FIPS-compliant.

Syntax

mlsrv10 -c connection-string" -fips ...

Remarks

Specifying this option forces all MobiLink encryption to use FIPS-approved algorithms. You can still use unencrypted connections when the -fips option is specified, but you can't use simple encryption.

When you use this option, FIPS-approved algorithms are used for connections regardless of whether you specify them or not. For example, if you start the MobiLink server with the option -fips and the option -x tls(...;fips=no;...), the fips=no setting is ignored and the server starts with fips=yes.

Separately licensed component required

ECC encryption and FIPS-certified encryption require a separate license. All strong encryption technologies are subject to export regulations.

See Separately licensed components.

For MobiLink transport-layer security, the -fips option causes the server to use the FIPS-approved RSA encryption cipher, even if RSA without FIPS is specified. If ECC is specified, an error occurs because a FIPS-approved elliptic-curve algorithm is not available.

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