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SSL Elisp primitives

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: SSL Elisp primitives
Date: 01 May 2001 13:17:19 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.090003 (Oort Gnus v0.03) Emacs/21.0.102

[Sorry if some of you also are on emacs-pretesters and get this twice,
I sent it there first but it was suggested that this is a better place
for it.  Also please keep CC because I'm not on this list.]

I've been working on adding elisp primitives for SSL/TLS connections
(using the GPL'd NSS-library) yesterday, and I've got some basic

The code should be cleaned up considerably, but I'd might as well see
if anyone here got any opinions on the elisp API first.  A low-level
mapping of the NSS C-interface?  A high-level application oriented
API?  I dunno.


Q: Why is this useful?
A: SSL is often used with NNTP and IMAP (which Gnus implement) and
HTTP (which W3 implement), so Gnus- and W3-users might benefit from

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