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Re: Unwarranted invocation of starttls

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: Unwarranted invocation of starttls
Date: Wed, 04 Jan 2012 06:05:38 -0500
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On Tue, 03 Jan 2012 20:45:57 +0100 Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden> 

LMI> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
>> Does TLS work on Windows with gnutls-cli.exe?  I though it didn't,
>> because that mode of operation depended on signals that Windows
>> doesn't support.

LMI> Oh, yeah, that rings a bell.  

LMI> If this is the case, the simple fix here is to have
LMI> `starttls-available-p' return nil on Windows.

LMI> Does anybody remember whether starttls.el is supposed to work under
LMI> Windows or not?

It can work, with a lot of fiddling, but is unreliable and causes many
issues that are hard to replicate, timeouts especially.  I don't know of
anyone happily using it on W32 and think disabling it on W32 is a good


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