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GNU SASL 0.2.8

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: GNU SASL 0.2.8
Date: Thu, 08 Sep 2005 17:12:07 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110004 (No Gnus v0.4) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

I am pleased to announce the availability of GNU SASL version 0.2.8!

GNU SASL is a modern C library that implement the standard network
security protocol Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL).
The framework and a couple of common SASL mechanisms are implemented.
GNU SASL can be used by network applications for IMAP, SMTP and
similar protocols to provide authentication services (and more).

Noteworthy changes since version 0.2.7:
- The gsasl tool now support STARTTLS for IMAP and SMTP using GnuTLS.
- The --client and --server parameters for the gsasl tool now work properly.
- The --client and --server stdin/stdout modes now use the readline library.
- The PLAIN mechanism is preferred over LOGIN when both are available.
- Improved checking for libidn when the system need -R, -rpath or similar.
- Fixed build problems in getpass on uClibc and Mingw32 platforms.
- Kinyarwanda translation added.

Improving GNU SASL is costly, but you can help!  We are looking for
organizations that find GNU SASL useful and wish to contribute back.
You can contribute by reporting bugs, improve the software, purchase
support contracts, or donate money or equipment.

Commercial support contracts for GNU SASL are available, and they help
finance continued maintenance.  Simon Josefsson Datakonsult, a
Stockholm based privately held company, is currently funding GNU SASL
maintenance.  We are always looking for interesting development

If you need help to use GNU SASL, or want to help others, you are
invited to join our help-gsasl mailing list, see:

The project page of the library is available at:

Here are the compressed sources of the entire package:   (2.6MB)  (PGP)

Here are the compressed sources of the LGPL library (included above):   (576KB)  (PGP)

The software is cryptographically signed by the author using an
OpenPGP key identified by the following information:
  1280R/B565716F 2002-05-05 [expires: 2006-02-28]
  Key fingerprint = 0424 D4EE 81A0 E3D1 19C6  F835 EDA2 1E94 B565 716F

The key is available from:

Here are the MD5/SHA-1 checksums:

bbc3edce6a2ca9a2c0954652407955ae  gsasl-0.2.8.tar.gz
94636acd065370f044fc9f1ee6a5731d  gsasl-0.2.8.tar.gz.sig
957b50121da48caad7252d96ec2050572e38e08a  gsasl-0.2.8.tar.gz
757e3a72585ce7ae150b7c10d0c09229b1c4ff5b  gsasl-0.2.8.tar.gz.sig

df29d7747c7bba35d876896bd7079de2  libgsasl-0.2.8.tar.gz
322aa0c4a471bde7731b18825f11be79  libgsasl-0.2.8.tar.gz.sig
b8f3caa20bfb0675d156036f99fddd1b4be5c842  libgsasl-0.2.8.tar.gz
4479ab7dfc94ab66764ede32d5a87ffc4ec76eaf  libgsasl-0.2.8.tar.gz.sig

Here are the build reports for various platforms:


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