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[bug-myserver] Re: gnutls usage

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: [bug-myserver] Re: gnutls usage
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2009 18:00:25 +0200
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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:


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


> 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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