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bug#27658: 26.0.50; response parsing hangs when using tls.el and gnutls-


From: Richard Copley
Subject: bug#27658: 26.0.50; response parsing hangs when using tls.el and gnutls-cli.exe on Windows
Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2017 03:42:56 +0100

On 12 July 2017 at 13:09,  <address@hidden> wrote:
> Richard Copley <address@hidden> writes:
>
>>>
>>> In https://debbugs.gnu.org/cgi/bugreport.cgi?bug=23759#8 Eli said:
>>>
>>>     TLS connections on MS-Windows are supported via the GnuTLS library.
>>>     External TLS programs will never work correctly on Windows, since
>>>     they use signals to communicate with Emacs.  So there's little sense
>>>     in fixing this issue, because the result will not work anyway.
>>>
>>
>> I see, thank you.
>> That's a lot of hours I'll never get back. No big deal! But a little comment
>> near the top of "tls.el", or somewhere, to let people know not to bother,
>> would be nice.
>
> Hmm, and I see that #15905 was closed as wontfix too, so it's basically
> unsupported at this point even on GNU/Linux platforms.  We should mark
> it as obsolete at least, if not remove it entirely.

That's a shame, because the library-based implementation has some flaws
too. I've been trying to debug where that goes wrong, when it accepts certs
for the wrong host and self-signed certs. (Test case in Glyph's blog post.)
I didn't learn much. Never mind :)





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