Monticello and https://

Howard Stearns hstearns at
Wed May 25 19:12:37 UTC 2005

We have a plugin, developed for Croquet but which is independent of it, 
and which has not been touched in nearly a year.

It calls the OpenSSL API directly, using the C style (e.g., there is no 
SecuredSocket subclass of Socket, but you could imagine one written on 
top of the plugin).

Is anyone interested in taking this over?

On May 25, 2005, at 5:07 AM, goran.krampe at wrote:

> Hi guys!
> Avi Bryant <avi.bryant at> wrote:
>> On 5/25/05, Frank Shearar <Frank.Shearar at> wrote:
>>>> *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...
>>> Is there any particular reason why we wouldn't want to write a plugin
>>> talking to OpenSSL instead? I mean, I wouldn't dream of discouraging 
>>> a
>>> courageous fellow from implementing SSL, but OpenSSL's been around 
>>> for
>>> quite some time, and has been hammered on a great deal - we can be
>>> reasonably certain that it's pretty secure.
>> That would also be good, of course.  But does OpenSSL build on the
>> Acorn?  PocketPC? :)
>> Avi
> You might want to know that someone has already made such a plugin in
> the Croquet project - I do not remember who/what/where, but I do recall
> sucking down a .dmg (Mac archive) and putting it somewhere on my hd for
> later perusal. :)
> regards, Göran

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