[Help-gnutls] GnuTLS vs OpenSSL vs NSS
daniel at haxx.se
Thu May 3 13:16:01 CEST 2007
On Thu, 3 May 2007, Simon Josefsson wrote:
> I've created some tables with a comparison between common TLS
> implementations. I'm running short of ideas on things to compare. Any
> ideas or suggestions? The URL is:
> What do you think?
I love it! The fact that libcurl supports all three of these also makes it a
great comparison table for me to point out to libcurl users.
A few ideas:
- Make the Yes/No boxes use different colors (perhaps green/red) to make it
easier to detect the differences when browsing casually.
- The multi-threaded situation. With NSS they say no mutex callbacks are
necessary, with GnuTLS you need to set them in an _underlying_ crypto
library while in OpenSSL you use the OpenSSL API to set them.
- The random seed situation. I don't know about the NSS in this aspect, but
again with GnuTLS you need to set them in an _underlying_ crypto library
while in OpenSSL you use the OpenSSL API.
These two latter points are stuff I've planned to discuss with you to fix in a
future GnuTLS but I've not yet had the time.
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