Python and SSL

John Nagle nagle at
Fri Oct 5 03:50:59 CEST 2007

Johny wrote:
> Martin and John,
> Thank you both for your replies
>  Must I  have OpenSSL imported in my Python program?
> So far I have been using only SSL  support.
> Built-in SSL support works OK if I connect from my Python program
> directly to SSL server ( but not via proxy).
> L.

     SSL isn't SUPPOSED to work through proxies.  That's the whole point of
SSL - to prevent somebody in the middle from tapping into the connection.
Look up "man in the middle attack".

					John Nagle

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