Re: Standard Library SSL Module (was: Python OpenSSL library)

Discussion in 'Python' started by geremy condra, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 1:48 PM, Antoine Pitrou <> wrote:
    > On Mon, 14 Jun 2010 15:54:33 -0400
    > Michael Crute <> wrote:
    >> On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 1:25 PM, Antoine Pitrou <> wrote:
    >> > That was not my question. My question was whether there was a reason to
    >> > rewrite a separate OpenSSL-accessing library rather than contributing to
    >> > improve the "hashlib" and "ssl" modules which are already part of the
    >> > Python stdlib.

    >>
    >> The ssl module in the standard library is currently just SSL wrappers
    >> around sock objects while M2Crypto, PyCrypto and Evpy are all a more
    >> complete implementation of the other cryptography and signing features
    >> in OpenSSL. I think it would be really awesome to have a complete
    >> OpenSSL wrapper in the Python standard library since crypto in Python
    >> is somewhat of a pain today. If I wanted to work on something like
    >> that what would be the best approach? Extend the ssl package? Create a
    >> new crypto package?

    >
    > It depends on what feature(s) exactly you want to work on. If you want
    > to provide encryption/decryption routines, perhaps a new module or
    > package is best. In any case, feel free to open a entry at
    > http://bugs.python.org and we can discuss it.


    Issue opened:

    http://bugs.python.org/issue8998

    Geremy Condra
    geremy condra, Jun 14, 2010
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