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Re: looking for a secure

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Fran Fabrizio <ffabrizio(at)mmrd(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: looking for a secure
Date: 2001-07-31 18:11:00
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Fran Fabrizio <ffabrizio(at)mmrd(dot)com> writes:
> Yeah, I know that it's straightforward to compile the SSL into the server,
> but the question on the SSL is more of how likely is it that we are going to
> be able to roll our own SSL communications from our lightweight C client
> running on a hodgepodge of AIX and SCO machines.

I doubt you want to roll your own; use the OpenSSL library.  Your real
question is "how portable is that library", and I have to admit I don't
know.  But try it.

> I also have seen some of the Pg folks (Momjian for one, maybe
> Lane) post with some skepticism about the state of the SSL support, but I
> don't recall the details at the moment.

It was broken in 7.0, but AFAIK it's OK in 7.1.

			regards, tom lane

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