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Re: open-{gnutls,network}-stream backwards compatibility

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: open-{gnutls,network}-stream backwards compatibility
Date: Sat, 05 Jan 2019 08:58:18 +0200

> From: Robert Pluim <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> Date: Fri, 04 Jan 2019 23:29:17 +0100
> (defcustom network-stream-use-client-certificates
> "Whether to use client certificates for network connections.
> If set to the default value t, `open-network-stream' will
> automatically look for matching client certificates (via
> 'auth-source') for a destination server, but only if it is called
> without a :client-certificate keyword.

That "only if" is inaccurate, right?  In particular, using non-nil
:client-certificate attribute will still use client certificates as
directed, right?

> Set to nil to disable this lookup globally.  To disable on a
> per-connection basis specify ':client-certificate nil' when
> calling `open-network-stream'.

Sounds OK to me, provided we announce this in NEWS.

> (Now to find which custom group this goes in...)

You could make a new group, say, 'network'.


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