[REBOL] Re: SSL now?
From: holger:rebol at: 19-Apr-2001 18:29
On Fri, Apr 20, 2001 at 10:47:41AM +1000, Brett Handley wrote:
> Would it be correct to say that a sufficiently knowledgeable person (counts
> me out) can write a ssl scheme for View/Pro now?
Yes, but the amount of code left to right is HUGE. SSL uses ASN.1-encoded X509
certificates during the session establishment, i.e. one would have to write at
least parts of an ASN.1 encoder/decoder and X509 certificate management. That's
on top of the already complex SSL engine (v2 and v3). And for compatibility with
most web servers you would need to implement the DES and ARCFOUR ciphers as well...
An easier solution might be to just use the Library component to access one of
the existing SSL libraries, e.g. openssl.so in Unix.