[gnutls-dev] Feature request: standalone binary

Neil Spring 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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