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By 'IHV', I assume you mean the Initial Hash Vector; that is, the state of the hash function before you start hashing. Well, if they aren't using the standard initial values (specified by the hash function definition), well, there isn't much you can do. The problem is that the compression function used by Merkle-Damgaard hash functions (such as MD5 or ...


First, I am assuming, per https://security.stackexchange.com/questions/29172/what-changed-between-tls-and-dtls, that the client handshake protocol in DTLS is not different from that in TLS over TCP. This seems a safe bet since the client/server encrypted handshake protocol in OpenVPN's UDP implementation is the same as in standard TLS over TCP. I am not ...

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