IMAP4_SSL and OpenSSL compatibility

W. Martin Borgert debacle at debian.org
Tue Feb 26 17:57:41 CET 2013


Quoting "Antoine Pitrou" <solipsis at pitrou.net>:
> W. Martin Borgert <debacle <at> debian.org> writes:
>> When I add an ssl_version argument to the call to
>> ssl.wrap_socket() in imaplib.IMAP4_SSL.open(), I can connect to
>> the Exchange server without problems:
>>
>> self.sslobj = ssl.wrap_socket(self.sock, self.keyfile, self.certfile,
>>                               ssl_version = ssl.PROTOCOL_SSLv3)
>>
>> Would it make sense, to make this change in the Python standard
>> library?
>
> There is already the ssl_context option for that:
> http://docs.python.org/3.3/library/imaplib.html#imaplib.IMAP4_SSL

Many thanks! Two more questions:

  1. Is there any plan to backport this Python >= 3.3 feature to
     Python 2?

  2. Would the following lines be correct for Python 3.3?

     >>> import imaplib
     >>> IMAP4_SSL("192.168.1.1.", ssl_context =  
SSLContext(ssl.PROTOCOL_SSLv3))

Cheers




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