[Openmcl-devel] Secure sockets?
ron at awun.net
Thu Nov 29 21:12:24 EST 2007
I wasn't intending to reinvent that much wheel :-) We have a totally
kick-ass FFI now so Lisp bindings to openssl is obviously the way to
go. But this is such an obviously useful thing that I figured someone
else might have done it by now :-)
On Nov 29, 2007, at 5:58 PM, Hamilton Link wrote:
> I don't know of a fully-lisp implementation. I started down this
> path once upon a time, and got handshaking etc. working, and then
> decided that it was the wrong way to do things. It's time-
> consuming, it's error-prone, and there are already other people who
> have paid the price for you.
> I think there are two better alternatives to rolling your own. Give
> them serious consideration and I think you'll be better off:
> - script your apps to use ssl tunneling, and use openssl to do the
> tunneling (i.e. use a standard ssl implementation to provide local
> endpoints on localhost on each machine of interest, and then use tcp/
> ip streams to talk to those endpoints from lisp)
> - wrap a new lisp stream class around an FFI-driven SSL stream
> implementation (programmatically nicer to handle in a lisp app,
> harder to circumvent etc. for more work, but still way less work
> than doing a full SSL implementation and almost certainly less error-
> If you do go whole-hog, best of luck.
> Ron Garret wrote:
>> Does anyone have SSL code for CCL before I reinvent the wheel?
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