[erlang-questions] Adding StartTLS support to the newly merged eldap?

Gavin Henry <>
Mon Aug 6 18:14:48 CEST 2012


Hi Rory (sorry for top posting. My mail client sucks),

That's what I thought. I'm not sure why though or whether it can be
pulled out again.

In our situation we're not using cliebt certificate based TLS with
SASL EXTERNAL. But it should be added at the same time rather than an
incomplete patch.

Thanks.

> Hi Gavin,
>
> I just took a quick look at this and it seems that ejabberd is using
> a very different version of eldap than the one that comes with
> Erlang/OTP. It looks like they might have integrated a version of
> eldap way back and have made numerous modifications to it.
>
> This might not work out so bad for you as I imagine that it will
> be easier to get a STARTTLS patch accepted in ejabberd than in OTP.
> Then again, it might be that ejabberd plans to start using the OTP
> version of eldap whenever it's available. You might want to ask
> them about this.
>
> Do you just want STARTTLS support or do you also want the client
> to be able to use TLS credentials to authenticate itself to the
> server? The reason I ask is that neither versions of eldap seem
> to have support for SASL binding at the moment, so that would
> need to be added also.
>
> Rory
>
>
> On Sun, Aug 05, 2012 at 11:34:12PM +0100, Gavin Henry wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>
>>
>> I'd contacted Torbjörn Törnkvist about sponsoring StartTLS support in
>>
>> eldap and he informed me it's now part of core.
>>
>>
>> I'm no at any type of level to do this myself right now (I'm very new
>>
>> to Erlang and am just reading Programming Erlang by Joe Armstrong),
>>
>> but wondered if we could sponsor the addition as we'd like it for
>>
>> ejabberd. I'm also  so can help on that side of
>>
>> things for testing etc.
>>
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I presume no one is interested is this project then?
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Gavin.
>
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