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Re: [Pan-devel] at b2069b3 now -- I think I figured-out one little thing

From: SciFi
Subject: Re: [Pan-devel] at b2069b3 now -- I think I figured-out one little thing (Re: ANN: SSL Support))
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2011 22:17:03 +0000 (UTC)
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(I thought I would check the list while fixing supper
 and before laying down)

On Fri, 11 Nov 2011 22:32:57 +0100, Heinrich Mueller wrote:
> Am 11.11.2011 21:03, schrieb SciFi:
>> It might be that the pem file needs to match
>> the "officially registered" names for the certs.
>> And for Pan keep track of that gook, somehow.   ;)
>> (...)
>> Does this make any sort of sense at all?
>> (honestly asking)
> Yes, my code as of yet reads the pem files and
> matches them with the filename. Perhaps I'll just a map-based
> approach with a file telling which certificate belongs to
> which server and i just name them after the md5 checksum or
> something.
> That was just the simplest thing for me, because normally the
> user doesn't rename his certificates as pan stores them automatically.
> I think I'll implement an option in the servers.xml file.
> Cheers.

I guess the thing to remember is something like this:
Us mere mortals wouldn't normally need to worry about
matching these things together properly.  We would
expect things to "just work" by the code doing
whatever "magic" is required.   ;)

For us geeks trying to iron-out this present anomaly,
I still cannot find what the "proper name" should be
for the gn and gmane certs/pems.

However, I suppose discovering the aw name was
more of an "accident" it seems to work that way.  ;)

I then suppose the OpenSSL APIs will have something
to offer for the app to keep-track of these certs?
(Other software, that support SSL, seem to handle
 all this tracking automatically.  The app only
 needs to know whether to use SSL-mode or not.)

Thanks again.

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