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bug#15057: 24.3.50; TLS error with reasonably high gnutls-min-prime-bits


From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#15057: 24.3.50; TLS error with reasonably high gnutls-min-prime-bits
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2014 16:46:43 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.130008 (Ma Gnus v0.8) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden> writes:

> LMI> gnutls will try to use as high a number of bits as the server supports,
> LMI> I think?  So the variables are fine as they are -- they will give you
> LMI> all the security that the server says that it can provide.
>
> LMI> So the warning is kinda semi-bogus.  Or at least ... premature.
>
> It's complicated and depends on the specific TLS priority string on the
> client and the server's preferences; e.g. ECC seems to negotiate in a
> completely different way.  I asked on the gnutls-devel mailing list and
> there's just no good answer AFAICT.

But we're specifying the minimum prime bits that we accept.  Surely the
client and server will negotiate the maximum possible bits they both
accept?

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