[New-bugs-announce] [issue24516] SSL create_default_socket purpose insufficiently documented

Petr Messner report at bugs.python.org
Fri Jun 26 15:05:40 CEST 2015

New submission from Petr Messner:

Please, is it possible to put more information about the purpose parameter to the documentation of ssl.create_default_context()? It's not obvious that SERVER_AUTH should be used for client sockets and not server sockets. It took me a while to discover this, while all I was getting was only "SSLEOFError: EOF occurred in violation of protocol" (which is also not helpful).

This is especially confusing, because OpenSSL uses serverAuth and clientAuth (for extendedKeyUsage configuration) in the exactly opposite meaning.

assignee: docs at python
components: Documentation
messages: 245852
nosy: docs at python, messa
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: SSL create_default_socket purpose insufficiently documented
type: enhancement
versions: Python 3.4

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