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Is there an easy way to tell if I am successfully encrypting transfers between me and my database? Can I look at the network monitor or something that will tell me?

NOTE: I am new to any sort of network monitoring, and might be missing something entirely obvious. :)

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You could use an application like wireshark and monitoring what network traffic is going between you and your database

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+1 for wireshark, I believe it is the most often recommended piece of software here on serverfault. –  Zoredache Jun 9 '10 at 16:29
    
@Zoredache: heh, yeah. Wireshark is to SF what jQuery is to SO. –  squillman Jun 9 '10 at 16:35
    
Thanks for the recommendation - I've looked at some screenshots and I don't see what part is telling me that there is encrypted data? –  Brandi Jun 9 '10 at 22:31
    
What protocol does wireshark say is going between you and the database? What protocol should it be, if it's encrypted? –  mfinni Jun 9 '10 at 22:37
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