[gnutls-dev] Feature request: standalone binary
nspring at cs.washington.edu
Thu Feb 28 23:43:01 CET 2002
On Thu, Feb 28, 2002 at 10:39:11PM +0100, Simon Josefsson wrote:
> The OpenSSL "openssl s_client" is useful for interactive use from the
> command line, it would be nice to have this functionality in GNUTLS as
> well. What do you think?
how does that differ from gnutls/src/cli?
> Richard Stallman <rms at gnu.org> writes:
> >> GNUTLS is a library, OpenSSL is both a library and an application.
> >> William's ssl.el invokes the binary. This is a inflexible method, it
> >> is complicated to find out what algorithms chosed during the TLS
> >> handshake, and generally difficult to do anything interactive during
> >> the TLS handshake.
> >> I see why that method is not as flexible. But it is nonetheless a
> >> useful alternative. If OpenSSL can do it, why can't we do it?
> > I am sure "we" as in the GNUTLS developer can do it. Should I forward
> > this request to them?
> Please do.
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