[squeak-dev] [ANN] SqueakSSL - a platform interface for SSL/TLS
garduino at gmail.com
Mon Jul 19 11:50:57 UTC 2010
Very important and useful work!
2010/7/19 Andreas Raab <andreas.raab at gmx.de>:
> Folks -
> Since the weekend is over I've decided to release what I got so far and
> consequently I'm happy to announce the availability of a new interface to
> the platform SSL/TLS facilities for Squeak. SqueakSSL is a plugin-based
> approach which utilizes the platform implementation; currently the SCHANNEL
> SSPI on Windows and OpenSSL on Unix.
> To use SqueakSSL you need the following pieces:
> 1) The plugin for your platform. For Windows, you can download the plugin
> For Unix you'll have to compile your own; I'm attaching the relevant part of
> the platforms tree. Mac support is currently not provided but the OpenSSL
> based version can probably be adapted for Macs.
> 2) The SqueakSSL source code and tests. All of this can be found at
> You need SqueakSSL-Core for the code and SqueakSSL-Tests for the unit tests
> (SqueakSSL-Plugin is the plugin source which you don't need and which we'll
> probably push into VMMaker).
> Once you've downloaded and installed everything correctly, you should be
> able to try SqueakSSL via the google example, which makes a query to
> SqueakSSL google: 'Squeak'.
> If the query fails your plugin is probably not installed correctly (it seems
> unlikely that Google's cert has an issue :-)
> 3) For further tests (incl. the unit tests) you will need to provide a
> server certificate that can be used by SqueakSSL. On Unix you can do that
> using the openssl command line tools and once you've generated your cert,
> you can tell SqueakSSLTest to use the cert. On Windows the process is a bit
> more involved - you need to have a valid cert AND have it installed in the
> local certificate store (a description can be found at
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816794 but make sure you install it in your
> *user* account not the computer account). Once you have the cert installed,
> you can run the unit tests which should now succeed.
> Obviously, this is an early release and there's plenty of work that remains
> to be done, so help is welcome. However, it is starting to become useful and
> consequently I'm intending to update WebServer and WebClient soon for HTTPS
> - Andreas
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