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bug#9017: 24.0.50; gnutls.c: [0] (Emacs) fatal error: Key usage violatio


From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: bug#9017: 24.0.50; gnutls.c: [0] (Emacs) fatal error: Key usage violation in certificate has been detected.
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 09:40:22 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.110018 (No Gnus v0.18) Emacs/24.0.92 (gnu/linux)

On Wed, 25 Jan 2012 23:35:35 +0100 Lars Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden> wrote: 

>> Either way it seems that `gnutls-algorithm-priority' will have to be one
>> of those string-or-alist-or-function variables, so you can disable
>> security altogether for specific hosts that need it.  I can add that
>> support if you think it's reasonable.

LI> I think the nice way to handle this would be to prompt the user here.
LI> With something like "The server provides buggy dhe-rsa credentials;
LI> connect anyway?" or something, which would result in "-dhe-rsa" being
LI> added to the variable.

LI> But as you point out, it should be on a per-host basis, probably...

OK, so by default it's a string and it works OK for most people.

When we get the key exception Roland had, we ask the user and then
convert `gnutls-algorithm-priority' to 
'((t old-value) (current-host "normal:-dhe-rsa")) or we create a new
entry if it's already an alist.

We also support a function, which gets the hostname as a parameter and
returns a string.

Cool?

Ted





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