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Re: using GnuTLS 3.x and certificate checks

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: using GnuTLS 3.x and certificate checks
Date: Sun, 19 May 2013 18:59:01 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.130006 (Ma Gnus v0.6) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

On Sun, 19 May 2013 20:34:15 +0100 (BST) Christopher Schmidt <address@hidden> 

CS> Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden> writes:
>> I like your idea, the problem is that often it will be triggered at
>> very inconvenient times.  Emacs, unlike most other environments with
>> this capability, doesn't deal well with interrupting network I/O to
>> ask the user questions... not to mention the TCP exchange itself could
>> be aborted, or the whole thing could be running unattended (--batch
>> for example).

CS> I think a verification mechanism should run unattended without user
CS> interaction whatsoever.  What's your use case for an interactive
CS> verification snippet?

How else could a user accept a previously unknown certificate?


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