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CVS commit: pkgsrc/security/py-backports.ssl_match_hostname
Module Name: pkgsrc
Committed By: wiz
Date: Mon Jan 27 19:53:30 UTC 2014
pkgsrc/security/py-backports.ssl_match_hostname: DESCR Makefile PLIST
Import py27-backports.ssl_match_hostname-188.8.131.52 as
The Secure Sockets layer is only actually secure if you check the
hostname in the certificate returned by the server to which you
are connecting, and verify that it matches to hostname that you
are trying to reach.
But the matching logic, defined in RFC2818, can be a bit tricky to
implement on your own. So the ssl package in the Standard Library
of Python 3.2 and greater now includes a match_hostname() function
for performing this check instead of requiring every application
to implement the check separately.
This package contains the backport of this functionality to Python 2.
To generate a diff of this commit:
cvs rdiff -u -r0 -r1.1 pkgsrc/security/py-backports.ssl_match_hostname/DESCR \
Please note that diffs are not public domain; they are subject to the
copyright notices on the relevant files.
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