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From "William A. Rowe Jr." <>
Subject Re: [vote] release 2.2.15?
Date Mon, 22 Mar 2010 04:32:39 GMT
On 3/3/2010 4:41 PM, Joe Orton wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 03, 2010 at 11:21:47PM +0100, Mladen Turk wrote:
>> SSLInsecureRenegotiation off
>> echo R | openssl-0.9.8m s_client  .. disconnects
>> echo R | openssl-0.9.8k s_client  .. hangs until ServerTimeout
> Ah, right, hmm.  Yes, this is exactly as Bill says, the client is 
> ignoring the alert and then the server is hanging until a read times 
> out.  This consumes exactly the same amount of server resources as the 
> client doing nothing with the connection.
> I'm not sure why the connection is not being forcibly closed by the 
> server in this case, but:
> a) it's certainly not a security issue
> b) real clients don't initiate reneg, so it's not a practical issue

You were incorrect in your statement b) above;

suggests real (handheld/phone) implementations that do this (or perhaps it
was really their proxy/gateway).

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