[Python-Dev] frozenset C API?

Christopher Armstrong radix at twistedmatrix.com
Thu Sep 6 20:18:21 CEST 2007

On 9/6/07, "Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> wrote:
> You mean, providing the entire certificate as a blob? That is planned
> (although perhaps not implemented).
> Or do you mean "expose all data in a structured manner". BECAUSE
> IT'S NOT POSSIBLE. Sorry for shouting, but people don't ever get the
> notion of "extension".
> > It seems totally obvious. The data is there for a reason.
> > I want the subjectAltName. Probably other people want other stuff. Why
> > cripple it? Please include it all.
> That's not possible. You can get the whole thing as a blob, and then
> you have to decode it yourself if something you want is not decoded.

Sorry, I guess I thought it was obvious. Please let me get at the
bytes of just the unknown-to-ssl-module extension without forcing me
to write an entire general ASN.1 certificate parser or use another
(incomplete) one. Many extensions have simple data in them that is
trivial to parse alone.

Christopher Armstrong
International Man of Twistery

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