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Salvador Fandiño
December 3, 2021 11:46
Re: OpenSSL alternative support WAS Re: Pre-RFC: supporthttpsout-of-the-box
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On 2/12/21 4:16, Darren Duncan wrote:
 > On 2021-12-01 5:54 p.m., 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.
 > There is another important thing to consider in this discussion, which
 > is the ability for core to use alternatives to OpenSSL.

In this regard, and in the context of just bootstrapping a CPAN client, 
I think that using standalone TLS/HTTPS clients should be also considered.

Getting Net::SSLeay to compile against OpenSSL (or any other SSL client 
library) can be pretty difficult, but just wrapping something like 
"openssl s_client" command is mostly trivial. "socat", "curl" or "wget" 
are other options.

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