On Sat, Dec 31, 2005 at 04:26:46PM +0100, Goetz Babin-Ebell wrote:
> This patch solves only smtp.
> But there are many more protocols using STARTTLS
> Has anybody thought about a plugin interface or a different way
> to handle the startup ?

I agree that it would be better to have a generalized approach.
Here's a relevant excerpt from gnutls-cli(1):

   -s, --starttls
      Connect, establish a plain session and start TLS when EOF or a
      SIGALRM is received.

this looks like a perfect solution except maybe when dealing with
a tricky binary protocol requiring you to perform multiple
authentication steps before a <starttls>.
(sorry for mentioning gnutls on this list)

Happy New Year!

Pavel Gorshkov
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