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Re: GNUTLS [Re: [Bug-wget] remove windows subdirectory]

From: Giuseppe Scrivano
Subject: Re: GNUTLS [Re: [Bug-wget] remove windows subdirectory]
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2010 19:19:20 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Micah Cowan <address@hidden> writes:

> On 06/14/2010 08:32 AM, Giuseppe Scrivano wrote:
>> By the way, I see that currently OpenSSL is preferred over GNU TLS (not
>> only under Windows), I would invert this.
> The current GNU TLS support is broken: that needs to be fixed first. My
> understanding is that it doesn't do all the checks it ought to do, so
> allows sites that lie about who they are. But I think it handles the
> encryption itself alright.

Yes, I have noticed it.  I am working on it and I have a small patch
that removes the "broken" part.

> I know that RMS had expressed a desire to remove the licensing exception
> we currently have for OpenSSL once GNUTLS support was working properly.
> I'm not particularly crazy about that, myself.

I am, a bit :-)  Also GNU TLS makes cross-compiling much easier than
it is with OpenSSL now.


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