Hello Guilers! I’ve pushed a ‘wip-https-client’ branch that contains improvements for HTTPS support in (web client) that I’d like to be part of Guile 3:
https://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/guile.git/log/?h=wip-https-client In a nutshell: • $https_proxy support and a ‘current-https-proxy’ parameter; • better TLS alert handling; • verification of server certificates (!). You can test it with a program as simple as: (use-modules (web client)) (call-with-values (lambda () (http-get "https://guix.gnu.org")) pk) You can test how expired certificates are handled with: guix environment --ad-hoc libfaketime -- \ faketime 2022-01-01 ./meta/guile /tmp/https.scm To check whether $https_proxy is honored, try: https_proxy=http://localhost:8118 strace -e connect \ ./meta/guile /tmp/https.scm (I have Privoxy running as a proxy on that port.) Feedback welcome! Ludo’.