[Python-Dev] About SSL tests

Jean-Paul Calderone exarkun at divmod.com
Thu Mar 29 01:53:39 CEST 2007

On Wed, 28 Mar 2007 16:38:45 -0700, Brett Cannon <brett at python.org> wrote:
>On 3/28/07, Facundo Batista <facundo at taniquetil.com.ar> wrote:
>> There's this bug (#451607) about the needing of tests for socket SSL...
>> Last interesting update in the tracker is five years ago, and since a
>> lot of work has been done in test_socket_ssl.py (Brett, Neal, Tim,
>> George Brandl).
>> Do you think is useful to leave this bug opened?
>Having a bug left open because a module needs more test is not really
>needed.  It's rather obvious when a module needs more tests.  =)
>I say close it.  I just wish we had a more reliable web site to
>connect to for SSL tests.

How about something even better?

Take a look at "openssl s_server".  This is still a pretty terrible way
to test the SSL functionality, but it's loads better than connecting to
a site on the public internet.


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