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Felipe Gasper
December 2, 2021 03:03
mbedTLS WAS Re: Pre-RFC: support https out-of-the-box
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> On Dec 1, 2021, at 20:54, Ricardo Signes <> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 1, 2021, at 8:08 PM, Yuki Kimoto wrote:
>> Suppose the Perl core contains Net::SSLeay.
>> In this case, Net::SSLeay is already installed without the OpenSSL library and the tests of Net::SSLeay are not yet done.
>> How do we test for correctness of behavior of Net::SSLeay?
> We would only build, test, and install Net::SSLeay if openssl was available.

Would mbedTLS be an option? It’s much smaller/lighter than OpenSSL. Its API is simple and easy to use. They haven’t finished implementing TLS 1.3 (to say nothing of QUIC), but TLS 1.2 at least beats plaintext.

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