[docs] [issue9983] please add a large NOTE explaining that urllib does not perform any ssl validation

Antoine Pitrou report at bugs.python.org
Wed Sep 29 15:11:56 CEST 2010


Antoine Pitrou <pitrou at free.fr> added the comment:

> @pitrou you should also put an example of how to ACTUALLY establish a
> connection that can't be MITMed. Because lots of people are getting
> this wrong....

It would require writing the code for checking hostnames that the ssl
module currently lacks, so if I write that code I'd rather add it to the
ssl module rather than as an example in the docs :)

But, yes, I agree that the situation is quite unsatisfying right now.

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