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Re: Standard Library SSL Module (was: Python OpenSSL library)

 
 
geremy condra
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      06-14-2010
On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 1:48 PM, Antoine Pitrou <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> On Mon, 14 Jun 2010 15:54:33 -0400
> Michael Crute <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>> On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 1:25 PM, Antoine Pitrou <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>> > That was not my question. My question was whether there was a reason to
>> > rewrite a separate OpenSSL-accessing library rather than contributing to
>> > improve the "hashlib" and "ssl" modules which are already part of the
>> > Python stdlib.

>>
>> The ssl module in the standard library is currently just SSL wrappers
>> around sock objects while M2Crypto, PyCrypto and Evpy are all a more
>> complete implementation of the other cryptography and signing features
>> in OpenSSL. I think it would be really awesome to have a complete
>> OpenSSL wrapper in the Python standard library since crypto in Python
>> is somewhat of a pain today. If I wanted to work on something like
>> that what would be the best approach? Extend the ssl package? Create a
>> new crypto package?

>
> It depends on what feature(s) exactly you want to work on. If you want
> to provide encryption/decryption routines, perhaps a new module or
> package is best. In any case, feel free to open a entry at
> http://bugs.python.org and we can discuss it.


Issue opened:

http://bugs.python.org/issue8998

Geremy Condra
 
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