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Re: lynx-dev https

From: Doug Kaufman
Subject: Re: lynx-dev https
Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2000 22:18:33 -0700 (PDT)

On Wed, 6 Sep 2000, Bruce Cohen wrote:

> I presently use lynx 2.7.1 (unix) and can no longer login to the L.A. 
> ...
> Alert! This client does not contain support for HTTPS URLs

First point, lynx2.7.1 is ancient and will not work well with many web
sites. You should update.

Second point, updating will not let you reach a "https://"; site.
There are two choices, to build a SSL-enabled version of lynx, or to
use a SSL proxy. The former is probably more secure. For either, you
will need to obtain and build openssl ( Lynx
source can be obtained from "";. Patches to add
hooks for openssl are at "";. To build a
SSL proxy, you need edssl. The latest version available outside the US
that I know of is in the Netherlands at:
A newer version, not available for export from the US is at:
Doug Kaufman
Internet: address@hidden

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