[rsyslog] openssl vs rsyslog

Rainer Gerhards rgerhards at hq.adiscon.com
Mon Mar 31 20:14:01 CEST 2008

Oh, excellent feedback. And I thought that openssl is the workhorse of os tls - wrong preception obviously ;)

Can you point me to the problem description? What would i need to exempt?

Is any of the alternates suitable for production use, especially in a highly threaded environment? GNU, from the name, sounds appealing...

Any advise is deeply appreciated.


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Betreff: [rsyslog] openssl vs rsyslog

Hi Rainer,

I noticed that you added an openssl configure check. That probably
means, that you plan to add native SSL support via openssl. Please
note that OpenSSL and the GPL are incompatible [1], such packages are
usually rejected from Debian. You have two options:
 - Either add a special exemption for OpenSSL
 - Use another SSL implementation like GnuTLS [2] or NSS [3]


[1] http://www.gnome.org/~markmc/openssl-and-the-gpl.html
[2] http://www.gnu.org/software/gnutls/
[3] http://www.mozilla.org/projects/security/pki/nss/
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