[gnutls-dev] [PATCH] gnutls-cli -t <timeout>
Robert Millan [ackstorm]
robert.millan at ackstorm.es
Wed May 30 13:09:22 CEST 2007
It seems that my mail didn't make it to the list. I subscribed and resending it.
Btw, I found a bug in my previous patch, which is fixed here.
On Mon, May 28, 2007 at 07:19:03PM +0200, Robert Millan [ackstorm] wrote:
> On Mon, May 28, 2007 at 10:23:14AM +0200, Robert Millan [ackstorm] wrote:
> > On Sun, May 27, 2007 at 04:10:28PM +0200, Simon Josefsson wrote:
> > >
> > > However, I'm not convinced this is the right fix. I believe the servers
> > > are buggy here, and changing gnutls seems the wrong response.
> > >
> > > What we may want to do is to improve the behaviour when we encounter a
> > > buggy server, which may include some kind of timeout or similar.
> > > However, if the server closed the connection, I think it should be
> > > possible to detect this, and then we can print a message.
> > I'm working on this atm. I have almost completed a patch that implements this
> > timeout option (will send it RSN).
> > > To work on this, I need a way to reproduce it though. Do you know of a
> > > server that exhibit this behaviour that we can use?
> > This works: while sudo nc -lp 443 ; do true ; done
> > But please wait a day or two for my patch.
> Here is it. The SIGALRM feature was getting into the way, so I moved it to
> SIGHUP, which is more consistent with existing practice.
> Works for dumb netcat-like servers, but is also useful for normal servers when
> you want to gather information about certificates without starting an HTTP
ACK STORM, S.L. - http://www.ackstorm.es
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