[Dovecot] SSL + compression?
johannes at sipsolutions.net
Sat Jun 21 01:17:48 EEST 2008
On Sat, 2008-06-21 at 00:13 +0200, Johannes Berg wrote:
> > > Back to the original question - discount SSH - how do we get
> > > compression + SSL out of openssl..
> > I don't think it's possible. OpenSSL says, in the NOTES section of
> > SSL_COMP_add_compression_method(3):
> > The TLS standard (or SSLv3) allows the integration of
> > compression methods into the communication. The TLS RFC does
> > however not specify compression methods or their corresponding
> > identifiers, so there is currently no compatible way to
> > integrate compression with unknown peers. It is therefore
> > currently not recommended to integrate compression into
> > applications. Applications for non-public use may agree on
> > certain compression methods. Using different compression methods
> > with the same identifier will lead to connection failure.
> However, there is http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-tls-compression,
> but openssl doesn't support that (only zlib and rle)
I'm way behind the times.
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