[Python-Dev] TLS issue (unknown CA) on test_imaplib

Victor Stinner victor.stinner at gmail.com
Thu Apr 27 19:22:59 EDT 2017

2017-04-27 17:16 GMT+02:00 Victor Stinner <victor.stinner at gmail.com>:
> Oh wait, it seems like nntplib now has a fail rate close to 100% :-/ I
> created http://bugs.python.org/issue30188 and wrote a fix. I included
> this nntplib fix in my imaplib PR...

I have good news:

* I pushed fixes for test_imaplib and test_nntplib in 3.5, 3.6 and master
* I contacted the administrator of the NNTP server used by
test_nntplib. I noticed a failure this morning (the server was unable
to spawn new processes). He fixed the issue, the server should be
back. I was aware that Python was using his server and doesn't seem to
be annoyed by that. He wrote RFC 6048, RFC 8143, and co-authored the
RFC 8054!

Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) Additions to LIST Command

Using Transport Layer Security (TLS) with Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP)

Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) Extension for Compression

He asked me if Python is going to support the last extension,
Compression. I don't know nntplib, so I have to take a look.


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