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From "Garrett Rooney" <roo...@electricjellyfish.net>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL/PATCH] add ssl sockets
Date Tue, 13 Jun 2006 22:16:50 GMT
On 6/13/06, david reid <david@jetnet.co.uk> wrote:
> The attached patch is a first pass at getting some support for using
> openssl directly for ssl sockets within APR. I've tried to be generic in
> the basic configure code, but the actaul guts are basically openssl related.
>
> Disclaimer - this is based on some code I had written a while back and
> never really gotten finished, so this has a lot of it's flaws and
> unfinished feeling. It does however show the approach I've been taking.
> There isn't even documentation yet!
>
> What's attached isn't anywhere near finished or even heavily tested, but
> it works as far as it has been tested and at least will (hopefully) spur
> some discussion about
>
>  - whether this is desired
>  - whether this is the right way to do it (other methods are apparent)
>
> I think it's something we should have and it's something I'll likely
> persue, but I would like it to be in the main tree of apr-util. I'm not
> proposing that what's included be submitted directly, but if this is the
> approach then it'll give a starter for people to hack about.
>
> With that background, here is the code... I'm away from tomorrow until
> Friday, so don't be offended if i don't reply...

I think this would be great stuff to have around, but if possible I'd
like to avoid having an entire separate ssl socket type that parallels
the regular APR socket.  If we could have the ssl functions return a
socket that knew how to do the SSL parts under the hood, that would be
great...

-garrett

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