[1/4] from: brett:codeconscious at: 20-Apr-2001 10:47
Would it be correct to say that a sufficiently knowledgeable person (counts me out) can write a ssl scheme for View/Pro now? Brett. --- http://www.codeconscious.com
[2/4] 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. -- Holger Kruse [holger--rebol--com]
[3/4] from: brett::codeconscious::com at: 20-Apr-2001 11:47
Well that sounds sufficiently daunting :) Thanks for the reply Holger. Brett.
[4/4] from: bobr:dprc at: 20-Apr-2001 5:59
actually, we could ask Holger to show us an exact calling sequence to show off how Library components let us do this so easily. I am one of (show of hands please) /those/ people who needs to see a complete example, however small or hardcoded, that passes a "hello world" via SSL. Holger? At 11:47 AM 4/20/01 +1000, you wrote:
>Well that sounds sufficiently daunting :) >Thanks for the reply Holger.
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