[tpop3d-discuss] an update

Ben Schumacher ben at blahr.com
Fri, 08 Nov 2002 14:00:43 -0700

Hey Chris-

Chris Lightfoot wrote:
>>>I've got about half way through reimplementing the I/O
>>>layer of tpop3d to support TCP and TLS in a reasonably
>>>clean fashion. Hopefully this weekend I'll be able to get
>>>something actually up and running, but I'm rather busy at
>>>the moment, so this isn't guaranteed....
>>Looking forward to it :) How's the progress?
> Slow. I've been bogged down in other things. Unfortunately
> the difference between the TLS and TCP semantics has
> driven me to alter fundamentally the way the core network
> stuff works.

I've been following your changes in the anonymous CVS, and I'm still 
confused as to why you decided it wasn't necessary to split out the TLS 
stuff from the main process. I'm still concerned whether there are 
security implications, as the private key will be in memory of a process 
owned by the user after authentication. Did I miss something? I might 
need to go back and look at the archives, but I wasn't certain that 
anyway around this had been figured out.

>>I imagine doing something like this is mostly a one-man show to avoid
>>confusion, but let the list know if there's anything needs doing, I'd
>>be happy to lend some time :)
> TBH I don't think that the code is quite big enough for
> this to be usefully a project for more than one person,
> and I haven't quite finalised the design yet. But thanks
> for the offer....

I, of course, offer my services as well, but I understand that it is 
probably easier to keep everything at home, since the design isn't 
finished. Thanks for your hardwork, it is greatly appreciated.