[Users] Re: [Devel] TLS requirements and some brainstorming (long email)

Klaus Darilion klaus.mailinglists at pernau.at
Mon Nov 21 20:28:21 CET 2005

Cesc wrote:
> Hi all,
> A couple of notes i would like to remark ...
> * On the "tls name extensions" ... it is indeed needed and it is not
> in openSSL.
>    I do think we have a strong case for lobbying directly to OpenSSL
> core developers ... and i think openSER (and ser) have a rather strong
> arm. We could get in touch with the developer of the patch and openSSL
> core dev.

Thus, who will contact the openssl developers?

>    Meanwhile ... the solution of providing the patch ... i see it as
> complicated and it won't spread very far, thus limiting the usefulness
> ... it could be sold as a way of testing the name extension patch and
> speed up it's inclusion in openssl ... but until that time, i think we
> should focus on other scenarios of openSER-tls.
> * Klaus' initial email and scenarios ... I think it is a very
> enlightening explanation and it should be included in a tls-faq, but
> ... i would say that security is a very particular thing, and
> different people may wish to do things in a different way, thus we
> should provide a flexible solution. In my opinion, a core that sets up
> TLS connection plus a security-tls module which provides access to
> verification of certs against DB entries, tls connection management
> (tear down, etc), and this sort of stuff; this would be my choice.
>     Provide the functinality, provide a nice FAQ and examples on
> standard practices, but give the user the power to do whatever he
> wants.

I agree with you. My scenarios were just some the possible examples.


> Regards,
> Cesc

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