[rsyslog] openssl vs rsyslog

Milton Calnek milton at calnek.com
Mon Mar 31 21:00:11 CEST 2008


Don't know if this helps, or if you got the same from COPYING.Openssl.
http://www.openssl.org/support/faq.html#LEGAL1


Rainer Gerhards wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: rsyslog-bounces at lists.adiscon.com 
>> [mailto:rsyslog-bounces at lists.adiscon.com] On Behalf Of Michael Biebl
>> Sent: Monday, March 31, 2008 8:35 PM
>> To: rsyslog-users
>> Subject: Re: [rsyslog] openssl vs rsyslog
>>
>> 2008/3/31, Rainer Gerhards <rgerhards at hq.adiscon.com>:
>>> 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?
>>
>> Google for "openssl gpl" and you should find relevant information.
>> E.g. [1]   tries to summarize the problem.
>> It also has a proposal for such a OpensSSL exemption. You should add
>> this addendum to COPYING and probably also ship the original OpenSSL
>> COPYING file (e.g. as COPYING.OpenSSL)
> 
> Yes - sorry. I overlooked the link on the PDA. Will mow read through it.
> But if openssl means trouble, I'll prefer to stay away from it unless
> there is *very* good reason. You wake-up call was *right* in time. I
> planned to do some major hacking tomorrow - nothing lost so far :) [and,
> in case you wonder, yes, initial RELP is done ;)].
> 
>>>  Is any of the alternates suitable for production use, 
>> especially in a highly threaded environment? GNU, from the 
>> name, sounds appealing...
>>
>>
>> A prominent example of a project using GnuTLS is e.g. samba (if it's
>> highly threaded, I don't know). OpenLDAP in Debian also uses GnuTLS.
>> A prominent example of a project using NSS is 
>> mozilla/firefox/thunderbird.
>>
>> I think the more widely used library is GnuTLS. I really don't have
>> that much experience with either of these libraries, so it's hard to
>> give a recommendation.
> 
> At least it doesn't sound too bad ;)
> 
> Anyone with experience please comment.
> 
> Thanks again,
> Rainer
>> Cheers,
>> Michael
>>
>>
>>>  [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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