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[bug-myserver] Re: gnutls usage

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: [bug-myserver] Re: gnutls usage
Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2009 22:01:07 +0200
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Giuseppe Scrivano <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi Simon,
> I was working on this task today, but unfortunately I noticed that the
> gnutlsxx header is not distributed by Debian/Ubuntu (don't know about
> other distro's) so I can't use it right now.  Are you aware of this
> problem?

Ouch!  That's definitely a bug -- I've sent a bug report to the debian


> Cheers,
> Giuseppe
> Simon Josefsson <address@hidden> writes:
>> Giuseppe Scrivano <address@hidden> writes:
>>> Thanks Simon :)
>>> Before using gnutls, myserver was using OpenSSL for HTTPS, this is the
>>> reason why now we are using the gnutls-openssl wrapper.  Switch to the
>>> native gnutls API is in our plans but I didn't know that there are C++
>>> bindings.  Are they part of the official GNU TLS package or they are
>>> offered separately?
>> They are part of the official GnuTLS package, and has been for some
>> time, but not documented.  You can see the header at:
>> http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/gnutls.git/tree/lib/includes/gnutls/gnutlsxx.h
>> I'm not a C++ programmer so I don't know much about it, but I think it
>> would be useful if a C++ application programmer like you tried to use it
>> and provided feedback on it.  I will certainly try to help as best I
>> can.
>> /Simon
>>> Regards,
>>> Giuseppe
>>> Simon Josefsson <address@hidden> writes:
>>>> Congratulations on the 0.9 release! :)
>>>> I looked into MyServer's https support, and noticed that it is using the
>>>> gnutls-openssl wrapper library, which is somewhat under-maintained at
>>>> the moment.  It may be better to switch over to the native GnuTLS API?
>>>> Since MyServer appears to be written in C++, I'm wondering whether you
>>>> have looked at GnuTLS's C++ library and bindings?  libgnutlsxx.so is not
>>>> widely used as far as I know, so there could be rough edges, but I think
>>>> it would be a good test case to see if you can make it work.
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> /Simon

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