tls iwthout sockets
nmav at gnutls.org
Sun May 24 19:43:38 CEST 2009
Trixter aka Bret McDanel wrote:
> I have a quirky app that while connection based is not tcp based. I am
> looking for some way to use tls (or something comparable in terms of
> peer review, security, etc) for authentication of both ends of the
> Is there an example of how to use gnutls without it managing the socket?
Yes, you can set hooks to replace the push and pull functions. Check
gnutls_transport_set_pull_function. As long as the underlying layer is
reliable it would work.
> Is there something better than TLS for authentication (may be anonymous
> or certificate based) given the fact that it wont be over a tcp link?
TLS is not for TCP connections only. Anyway if it is not for a reliable
transport you should check DTLS as well (not implemented in gnutls).
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