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From Arieh Markel <Arieh.Mar...@Central.Sun.COM>
Subject Re: Introduction and Possible Tasks
Date Tue, 30 May 2000 15:03:20 GMT
Warner,

I am very happy that you are joining as a contributor in an area as
important as SSL/TLS.

Just one comment further down ...



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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Craig R. McClanahan" <Craig.McClanahan@eng.sun.com>
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> Sent: Monday, May 29, 2000 5:25 PM
> Subject: Re: Introduction and Possible Tasks
> 
> 
> > Warner Onstine wrote:
> >
> > > Hi all,
> > > I am new to Tomcat although I have been using Jserv for about a year.  I
> > > recently was hired by Exoffice to work on Tomcat (specifically Catalina)
> and
> > > just wanted to give you guys a quick introduction and find out if there
> was
> > > anything in particular that needed immediate attention, or if someone
> needed
> > > some help on a particular piece.  I have worked on a few Open-source
> > > projects but never in quite this capacity, so not sure if this is the
> right
> > > way to address things here.
> > >
> >
> > Hello Warner, and welcome!
> >
> > >
> > > Remy, a co-worker and fellow Tomcat developer, mentioned a couple of
> pieces
> > > that were missing or incomplete in Catalina:
> > > Sessions *
> > > Security (form-based authentication) *
> > > Security (SSL/TLS based authentication)
> > > Secuirty (HTTP DIGEST authentication)
> > > Log file implementations
> > > Server Management support *
> > > Server Side Includes
> > > CGI emulation
> > >
> > > I know there are more, but these are the ones I am most interested in
> and
> > > the ones with asterisks I could probably start on right away with my
> current
> > > knowledge base.  If there are ones not listed here that you (collective
> you
> > > ;-) feel needs to be addressed first please let me know, or if someone
> has
> > > already volunteered for some of these pieces I would love to hear about
> what
> > > you are working on.
> > >
> >
> > The current list of major projects outstanding on Catalina is in the
> > jakarta-tomcat repository, in a file named
> "proposals/catalina/STATUS.html".
> > Some of the items have names beside them already -- there is no problem
> with
> > more than one person working in a particular area, as long as
> collaboration can
> > occur (over the TOMCAT-DEV mailing list).  I will be happy to add your
> name to
> > any of the items listed (or add any new items that we think ought to be
> there).
> > Let me know which specific ones you are interested in.
> 
> Well looks like I have gotten my first assignment, which is to analyze and
> estimate the amount of time it will take to add SSL to Tomcat 3.1 (and I
> will most likely add this to Catalina as well).  From what I can tell so far
> it should just be a matter of adding a new port listener that responds as an
> SSL connection.
> 
> Then use a package such as PureTLS to handle the encryption.  Anything major
> that I am missing?


I would like to see the ability to specify alternative SSL/TLS implementations.

Some of us may be limited in what can/cannot should/shouldn't be used.

Thanks again.


Arieh


> 
> In addition to this I would like to work on Sessions and Server Management
> support in my *free* time.  Let me know if this will work for you all.  I
> will probably start on the SSL stuff this week some time and will
> *hopefully* have some stuff for you guys to commit by next week some time if
> everything goes well.
> 
> > >
> > > -warner
> > >
> >
> > Craig McClanahan
> >
> >
> >
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