[gnutls-devel] TLS connection improperly terminated

Eli Zaretskii eliz at gnu.org
Wed Jul 29 20:56:48 CEST 2015

> From: Daniel Kahn Gillmor <dkg at fifthhorseman.net>
> Cc: rustompmody at gmail.com, bugs at gnutls.org
> Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:41:28 -0400
> > The connection to marmalade doesn't fail.
> So this is a non-fatal warning that is reported back to emacs?  how is
> emacs invoking gnutls here?

Not sure what you want to hear in response.  As you well know,
invoking GnuTLS involves an elaborate setup, which calls many
different GnuTLS functions.  The function that actually fails is
gnutls_handshake, I think.

Is that what you wanted to know?

> > Each package is shown with its source, and quite a few of them are
> > from marmalade, so the connection to marmalade seems to have
> > succeeded, and the data was probably successfully retrieved.
> interesting, and confusing.  I tend to agree with you from an
> application perspective that the warning without a connection abort
> doesn't seem to be particularly actionable (though maybe this discussion
> will encourage the marmalade ops to fix their certchain), and that it
> seems like the connection should probably fail closed instead of failing
> open.

That was our feeling as well, yes.

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