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bug#16784: 24.3; Problems opening NNTP connection: failing starttls beca


From: Steinar Bang
Subject: bug#16784: 24.3; Problems opening NNTP connection: failing starttls because of a non-verified certificate
Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:33:59 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.130008 (Ma Gnus v0.8) Emacs/24.3 (windows-nt)

>>>>> Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden>:

> Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden> writes:
SB> I would like one of the following solutions:
SB> 1. The possibility to switch off the attempted upgrade to STARTTLS for
SB> NNTP connections

>> I think Lars has to give an opinion here.

> I think we should always do encryption, even though we can't do validation.

The reason I asked for this, is that if an ecryption I didn't ask for
causes the connection to fail, I would like to be able to turn it off
and have my unsafe connection.

I would rather have an unsafe conncetion than no connection (which is
what I seem to have right now on Windows).





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