Is there interst in ssl these days?

Rafal Szczesniak mimir at
Thu Nov 8 15:54:24 GMT 2001

On Mon, 5 Nov 2001, David Collier-Brown wrote:

>   When developing the O'Reilly Using Samba book, Bob Eckstein
> was using ssl, and write an appendix on it. Jay Ts and
> I are working on the second edition, and neither of us has
> used ssl. Get feels says it's less interesting these days,
> with better VPNs and tunnels available.
>   Is ssl still interesting to the community, and has
> anyone done any development with OpenSSL?  If not,
> is there a chance that the --with-ssl option will
> be retired?

I think it should stay there, especially because of code change to
support OpenSSL. If you don't ./configure it, the code doesn't even
get compiled. At the moment it looks only like the matter of source
tarball's size.

> --dave
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