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Re: [Bug-wget] cipher_list string when using OpenSSL

From: Tim Rühsen
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] cipher_list string when using OpenSSL
Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:08:58 +0200
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On 10/19/2017 11:49 AM, Jeffrey Walton wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 5:35 AM, Tim Rühsen <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Hi Jeffrey,
>> thanks for heads up !
>> Does OpenSSL meanwhile have a PFS for their cipher list ?
>> Currently it looks like that each and every client has to amend their
>> cipher list from time to time. Instead, this should be done in the
>> library. So that new versions automatically make the client code more
>> secure. GnuTLS does it.
>> That's one reason why we (wget developers) already discussed about
>> dropping OpenSSL support completely. The background is that the OpenSSL
>> code in Wget has no maintainer. We take (small) patches every now and
>> then but there is no expert here for review or active progress.
>> Having your random seeding issue in mind, there seems to be even more
>> reasons to drop that OpenSSL code.
>> If there is someone here who wants to maintain the OpenSSL code of Wget
>> - you are very welcome (Let us know) ! In the meantime I'll ask the
>> other maintainers about their opinion.
> Ack, just decide what you want to do. I should not influence the
> project's processes or bikeshed.

That's the wrong attitude. It's an community driven open source project
and every opinion and every input counts !

We will keep OpenSSL code for now - Ander Juaristi is willing to
maintain that code :-)

Regards, Tim

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