Monticello and https://

Joshua Gargus schwa at
Wed May 25 02:04:53 UTC 2005

That's what I wanted to know! 


Avi Bryant wrote:

>On 5/24/05, Joshua Gargus <schwa at> wrote:
>>I was under the impression that WebDAV is the preferred network
>>substrate for Monticello, for the reason that you can connect securely
>>via SSL.  However, searching the list archive turned up no information
>>about Monticello over secure WebDAV.
>>Can WebDAV work over SSL? If so, does anything fancy need to be done at
>>the client end?
>>Is WebDAV the preferred way to use Monticello, or am I confused?
>WebDAV is the preferred way (at least in that it's the way most people
>seem to use, although FTP also gets a fair amount of use).  But not
>because of SSL - the problem is that Squeak has no built in SSL
>support*, and so can't handle https: URLs directly.  The easiest way
>around this is to use stunnel to forward HTTP requests to a local port
>through as HTTPS requests to a specific remote server.  I can't
>remember exactly what the options are you need to give stunnel to do
>this but it's pretty straightforward.  And yes, there should be no
>problem on the server side combining SSL and DAV.
>*At some point last year I looked over the Cryptography package on
>SqueakMap with Martin Kobicek, who wrote VW's native SSL library, and
>he said that most of what you'd need is there - so if someone's
>feeling ambitious...

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