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Host communication error exception with security library version and winxp sp1 / .net sp1  
by Oliver Hohlfeld [Oliver dot Hohlfeld at igd dot fhg dot de]
posted on 2004/10/20

Hi there! I just downloaded the latest version of the Library and compiled it on my box. I'm using WinXP with SP1 and .NET with SP1 (Net Framework 1.1.4322) along with Microsoft Development Enivorment 2003 (Version 7.1.3088).
The assembly version of the DLL I'm using is

For some reason I get a exception when trying to access a weblocation by using the WebClient which comes with the library.

The exception says:
Exception occurred while sending: Org.Mentalis.Security.SecurityException: An error occurs while communicating with the remote host. ---> System.Security.Cryptography.CryptographicException: CryptoAPI cryptographic service provider (CSP) for this implementation could not be acquired.

I found some similar treads in this board but they didn't help me to solve the problem.

Any ideas???

Many thanks in advance.

Oliver Hohlfeld

by Oliver Hohlfeld
posted on 2004/10/20

By the way, it doesn't matter which webserver I choose. I tried it with servers like,, ....


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