eGenix.com pyOpenSSL Distribution
An easy to install and use repackaged distribution of the pyOpenSSL Python interface for OpenSSL - available on Windows and Unix platforms
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The eGenix.com pyOpenSSL Distribution includes everything you need to get started with SSL in Python. It comes with an easy to use installer that includes the most recent OpenSSL library versions in pre-compiled form.
pyOpenSSL is an open-source Python add-on (http://pyopenssl.sf.net/) that allows writing SSL aware networking applications as well as certificate management tools.
OpenSSL is an open-source implementation of the SSL protocol (http://www.openssl.org/).
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This third release of the eGenix.com pyOpenSSL Distribution upgrades pyOpenSSL to version 0.8, which includes a few bug fixes related to threading.
Please note that OpenSSL, the underlying SSL engine, does not allow sharing connections between threads. This is a little known fact which could in the past cause pyOpenSSL to crash Python. Jean-Paul Calderone, the maintainer of pyOpenSSL, has added fixes in 0.8 to prevent those crashes.
We have also fixed several compiler warnings found in the code. The version of pyOpenSSL you find in the source release has those patches applied.
Binaries are available for Linux x86 and x64 as well as Windows x86 and include pyOpenSSL 0.8.0 as well as the OpenSSL 0.9.8i libraries.
The download archives and instructions for installing the package can be found at:
Before installing this version of pyOpenSSL, please make sure that you uninstall any previously installed pyOpenSSL version. Otherwise, you could end up not using the included OpenSSL libs.
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