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bug#22789: 25.1.50; In last master build https connections stop working


From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#22789: 25.1.50; In last master build https connections stop working
Date: Mon, 29 Feb 2016 21:03:00 +1100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Alain Schneble <address@hidden> writes:

> What I had in mind was to start the GnuTLS handshake (or even
> gnutls_boot) only after the async socket has properly been connected.  I
> just consulted the GnuTLS documentation and I understand now that what
> you write above is indeed a supported GnuTLS scenario.  But I think it
> is not an optimal one, because the number of TLS handshake retries will
> then depend on the time it takes to setup the socket connection, IIUC
> (see process.c: abort if p->gnutls_handshakes_tried >
> GNUTLS_EMACS_HANDSHAKES_LIMIT).

We could just increase that limit.  It's currently set to 100, which is
a number that's taken from thin air, I think?  It should probably be a
time-based handshake limit instead -- try handshaking for, say, ten
seconds before giving up...

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