Ethan Furman <ethan <at> stoneleaf.us> writes:
I apologize if I missed this point, but if we have the source code then it is possible to go in and directly modify the application/utility to be able to talk over https to a router with an invalid certificate? This is an option when creating the ssl_context?
Yes, it's totally possible to create (and pass to ``http.client``) an ``SSLContext`` which doesn't verify various things. My proposal is only about changing what happens when you don't explicitly pass a context.