COAST Security Archive Group


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The Security Archive maintained by the COAST Group in the Department of Computer Sciences at Purdue University is possibly the largest repository of security related information on the Internet. We have provided this initial Web page to allow you to browse and search the archive.

Browsing and Searching

The archive can be accessed using a variety of mechanisms:
  • Searched through our WWW interface. Choose from the Subject Index or Author Index. Please Note: The WWW index classifies only a small subset of the papers, tools and authors in the archive.
  • Browsing using ftp. Most complete!
  • Searched through a variety of other mechanisms.

Design of the archive

An archive such as this one does not spring into existence overnight. The present format and layout has evolved over the course of 5 years since its initial conception. In this time we have come across problems that were not anticipated at the outset. These necessitated building special tools to keep our archive intact and up-to-date. We place information pertinent to the technical side of maintaining the archive on our project page.
Last modified: Wed Feb 14 10:06:05 EST 2001

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