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From jean-frederic clere <jfrederic.cl...@fujitsu-siemens.com>
Subject Re: Tomcat to support other keystore types?
Date Fri, 09 Nov 2001 08:07:14 GMT
costinm@covalent.net wrote:
> 
> On 7 Nov 2001, Eric Rescorla wrote:
> 
> > "Bill Barker" <wbarker@wilshire.com> writes:
> > > I view Costin's points as being really orthoginal to this problem.  His case
> > > is that it should be possible to make a https connection without installing
> > > JSSE in lib/ext.  This problem is that it is possible (via Apache+Tomcat) to
> > > have an SSL server, without otherwise having any need to have JSSE anywhere
> > > on the machine.
> 
> > I think this would be a good thing. I don't see any reason why we
> > couldn't arrange to provide this functionality via PureTLS as well.
> 
> Using PureTLS to support java.net.URL(https:) would also be good, but
> the problem is not in the SSL part - the problem is in java.net.URL
> and where it looks for handlers.

So we clearly also need the URLHandlerFactory to offer alternative to JSSE.

> 
> Costin
> 
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