[Pharo-project] SSL/HTTPS - SecureSocketStream/SSLSession for Pharo/Squeak and other Smalltalk implementations

Jan van de Sandt jvdsandt at gmail.com
Thu May 12 21:08:32 CEST 2011


No the VASt plugin is not open source. It is not really a plugin. It is just
Smalltalk code that calls the OpenSSL lib using external functions (the FFI
of VASt). The OpenSSL library delivered with VASt is a very old version and
there are some concurrency issues on windows. So I do think that
Instantiations is interested in an upgrade. If technically possible than
perhaps some kind of cooperation is possible.

Two years ago I created an open source alternative for VASt users on windows
WinHttpClient & WinCrypt. This is of no use for Zinc because it depends on
windows http stack :-(



On Thu, May 12, 2011 at 5:21 PM, Sven Van Caekenberghe <sven at beta9.be>wrote:

> Hi Jan,
> On 12 May 2011, at 17:07, Jan van de Sandt wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I can help test the client part of a HTTPS implementation. Currently I
> use Zinc-HTTP together with stunnel.
> >
> > Note that VA Smalltalk uses OpenSSL on Linux and Windows. So it is
> possible to use OpenSSL on windows as well [1].
> >
> > Jan.
> >
> > [1] http://www.openssl.org/related/binaries.html
> That is interesting.
> Is the VAST plugin open source ?
> And of course, thanks for the offer, I knew you would be interested !
> Sven
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