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Java NET.DLL implementation

From: Anselm Baird_Smith <abaird@www43.inria.fr>
Date: Thu, 5 Dec 1996 11:14:46 +0100 (MET)
Message-Id: <199612051014.LAA08534@www43.inria.fr>
To: Scott Jewell <jewellsc@pop.mts.kpnw.org>
Cc: ssl-users@mincom.oz.au, www-jigsaw@w3.org

Next release of Jigsaw will include exactly the right hook for SSL
inclusion (which I use for HTTP-NG testing, in fact). I guess that
with this hook in place, SSL support in Jigsaw should not take longer
then - say - two days (well, four :-)


Scott Jewell writes:
 > Hi,
 > I've recently completed some work on replacing the sockets routines
 > within the NET.DLL supplied with Java with routines utilizing SSLeay.  I
 > thought I'd see if there was any interest in making the routines
 > available under the SSLapps umbrella.  These routines allow any Java
 > program to communicate using SSL without modification.
 > The implementation does require a single line modification to the Java
 > source code in order to load the new DLL prior to the load of NET.DLL. 
 > Perhaps if someone knows how to build a new DLL from existing DLLs (if
 > that's legal) we'd be able to eliminate the need to modify Java at all.
 > Right now I'm basically just interested in determining the interest
 > level as well as whether or not this has been or is being done somewhere
 > else.  I hope what I'm suggesting isn't illegal.  I wouldn't think so
 > since I wouldn't be distributing any encryption stuff or any part of
 > SSLeay.  If anyone knows differently, please let me know!
 > I've CC'd the Jigsaw mailing list as well since I figured there might be
 > some interest over there as well.  I hope this isn't against some sort
 > of mailing list etiquette.
 > Thanks for any input.
 > Scott Jewell
 > jewellsc@pop.mts.kpnw.org
Received on Thursday, 5 December 1996 05:15:14 UTC

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