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Re: [Gnumed-devel] re gnu argus postgres port

From: Tim Churches
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] re gnu argus postgres port
Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2005 17:31:17 +1000
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Tony Lembke wrote:
> On 18/06/2005, at 11:19 AM, Tim Churches wrote:
>> There have been reports on the GPCG list that attempts to import
>> non-HeSA-generated certificates failed, and this was conmfirmed I think
>> by Andrew Shrosbree, the head programmer at Argus. If the GPCG archives
>> were searchable, I could confirm that, but they are not.
> Tim,
> HTH, from my archives

Yes, that's it. Seems the person trying to import non-HeSA certificates
into Argus was wonder I recalled it. And Andrew Shrosbree did
confirm that it was not possible.

> It would be fantastic if open-Argus supported GPG keys.

Agree that would be fantastic, but a version of Argus which supported
non-HeSA X.509 PKis would also be good. If teh HIC libraries are based
on OpenSSL, it may be possible to write a thin wrapper around OpenSSL to
 emulate the HIC libraries (which are probably just a thing wrapper

> Go Syan!

Yes, go Syan!

Tim C

> On 28/11/2004, Tim Churches wrote:
>> I spent about 30 minutes installing a trial version of Argus v3.6.3
>> ounder Windows - fairly smooth, but had to fiddle a little with
>> Windows XP SP2 firewall to get the DB connection to work.
>> However, I couldn't import my CAcert certificates - will need to wait
>> for advice from Andrew Shrosbree on that.
> Andrew N. Shrosbree wrote:
>> Tim,
>> Argus uses the HIC-supplied HeSA libraries for all PKI functions, hence
>> any compalints about a dependency on specific certificate types should
>> be directed at the HIC. I have tried to use other types of certs,
>> without sucess.

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