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Re: The netsec thread

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: The netsec thread
Date: Sun, 25 Aug 2019 07:33:41 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Paul Eggert <address@hidden> writes:

> Come to think of it, Emacs shouldn't make the :compression feature
> visible on newer-GnuTLS systems, since the feature is obsolescent and
> just clutters up the runtime and data. So I installed the attached
> patch, which causes this feature (and the :encrypt-then-mac feature)
> to be exported to the Lisp level only if the underlying GnuTLS library
> supports the feature. This gives a bit more info to the Lisp code (if
> it wants it) and simplifies the data and the low-level code slightly.

Thanks; makes sense.

I should set up a VM here with Fedora on it to test these things.  I
currently only have Debian and Ubuntu, but those are very similar, so I
don't get much coverage.

(domestic pets only, the antidote for overdose, milk.)
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