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From Oliver Deakin <oliver.dea...@googlemail.com>
Subject [classlib][x-net] Creating a provider based on OpenSSL
Date Mon, 19 Jul 2010 16:15:25 GMT
  Hi all,

I'm currently investigating the possibility of implementing a JSSE 
provider wrapping OpenSSL. This has a couple of obvious advantages:
  - The onus of code maintenance and bug fixing in a security sensitive 
area is moved outside of Harmony.
  - New protocols can be integrated into the Harmony provider with 
minimal effort (updating dependencies rather than implementing them 
ourselves).

Really I'm sending this mail as a heads up, but would be interested to 
know if anyone has any experience/opinions in this area. In particular, 
I'd be interested in ideas on:
  - the best way to setup OpenSSL as a dependency - precompile the 
libraries and make them available for download or compile them at build 
time on the user's machine.
  - how to tie in the Java x-net APIs to the OpenSSL APIs.

Any comments/suggestions welcome.

Regards,
Oliver

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