web server in Samba4

Tony Earnshaw tonye at billy.demon.nl
Sun May 29 13:39:35 GMT 2005

søn, 29.05.2005 kl. 15.27 skrev Tony Earnshaw:

> >  > Ugh, no, please, use Openssl libraries. My own chosen platform, Red Hat
> >  > RHAS, has no gnutls support and introducing it is just not worth the
> >  > hassle. There has been a thread on the Openldap list, where the Debian
> >  > Sarge maintainers have hacked OL 2.1.30 to support gnutls, people have
> >  > got into real difficulties and the OL maintainers have refused to help
> >  > them. Apart from Sarge, just about all distros using OpenLDAP are using
> >  > Openssl.
> > 
> > I would be happy to support openssl as an alternative if someone
> > submits a patch, but I don't want to use it as the primary API for the
> > following reasons:
> > 
> > 1) openssl has potential licensing problems with GPLd programs. See
> >    the openssl FAQ for details (and please don't start debating that
> >    here, it has been debated to death on dozens of forums).
> > 
> > 2) it wasn't at all obvious to me how to use the openssl api in an
> >    event driven non-blocking framework like smbd. Maybe it can be
> >    done, but it wasn't obvious to me.
> > 
> > The 2nd reason is why I didn't use the openssl compatibility API in
> > gnutls for smbd. If someone can show me how to make that do what we
> > need to do then it can change, but if not then you will need gnutls
> > for smbd if you want TLS support.
> Fair enough. Then I'd hope for some sort of HOWTO on implementing gnutls
> without voiding the vendor's warranty alongside Openssl on RedHat and
> all the other Linux distros that don't have it as standard. I haven't
> exactly gone out looking for advice on this yet, since I've never used
> gnutls nor had the slightest wish nor need to do so. Maybe Googling
> might help :)

O.k., it seems as if RHAS4 includes complete gnutls support. Beside
Openssl. Have to look at that soon.


mail: tonye at billy.demon.nl

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