[issue1926] NNTPS support in nntplib

Julien ÉLIE report at bugs.python.org
Mon Nov 1 21:30:10 CET 2010

Julien ÉLIE <julien at trigofacile.com> added the comment:

Regarding these two possibilities, please note that the first one is discouraged (per RFC 4642).
STARTTLS is the preferrable way to start a TLS session.

   In some existing implementations, TCP port 563 has been dedicated to
   NNTP over TLS.  These implementations begin the TLS negotiation
   immediately upon connection and then continue with the initial steps
   of an NNTP session.  This use of TLS on a separate port is
   discouraged for the reasons documented in Section 7 of "Using TLS
   with IMAP, POP3 and ACAP" [TLS-IMAPPOP].

nosy: +jelie

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