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Re: Should we settle on one SSL implementation?



On Mon, 2007-10-22 at 08:17 -0400, Bernardo Innocenti wrote:
> I remember this topic being discussed some time ago,
> but software is fluid and maybe it's time to respin
> the topic.
> 
> It would seem a worthwhile goal to unify SSL/TLS
> implementations like we did for spell checkers.
> Or, if it turns out to be too hard, at least it would
> be nice to their pki files.
> 
> We're now shipping no less than 4 different implementations
> of SSL:
> 
>  - openssl (OpenBSD's implementation)
>  - nss (Netscape's implementation)
>  - gnutls (LGPL implementation)
>  - puretls (Java implementation)
> 
> But which one should replace the others?
> 
> It is not clear to me.  Judging from dependencies, OpenSSL,
> NSS and gnutls all seem equally popular in Fedora.

Is there a graph of that around?  It could be really interesting when
looking at what packages to convert/mimic.  (The nss_compat_ossl package
is in the mimic game, as is a package to make gnutls look like
openssl). 

I'm hoping for a nss_compat_gnutls package some day...

Andrew Bartlett

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Andrew Bartlett
http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Red Hat Inc.

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