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Re: Bug#766395: emacs/gnus: Uses s_client to for SSL.

From: Rob Browning
Subject: Re: Bug#766395: emacs/gnus: Uses s_client to for SSL.
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:02:17 -0500
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The following issue was just reported against emacs23 in Debian, and
from a quick glance, it looks like 24.4 still uses s_client, so if this
is a problem, it's perhaps still relevant.

Kurt Roeckx <address@hidden> writes:

> It has come to my attention that Gnus is using s_client to set up
> SSL connections to retrieve email.  Please stop using that.
> s_client is a debug tool, it does not set up a secure connection,
> it ignores all errors and just continues.  It also doesn't do
> checks it should be doing.  This is all documented behaviour.
> Please get rid of all documentation, configurations and examples
> that tell you how to set it up using s_client.
> I've also seen examples adding -ssl2 and -ssl3 which is really
> really broken.

Rob Browning
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