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Re: [suse-security] SSL in SuSE 7.2
  • From: Lutz Jaenicke <Lutz.Jaenicke@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2001 08:39:57 +0200
  • Message-id: <20010731083957.A7137@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tue, Jul 31, 2001 at 02:32:08AM +0200, Yuri Robbers wrote:
> since I installed SuSE 7.2 on my systems, all sorts of connections are
> made via SSL. Of course this is a very good idea, and something I
> intended, but it also leads to a problem. Many network connections I need
> to make fail because the peer is unable to use SSL, and I can't find out
> how to turn off SSL on those connections.
> I do want to use SSL with machines that are capable of SSL, but I also
> need to make non-SSL connections from time to time to get e-mail off an
> ancient VAX, to /dcc chat a friend in irc, that sort of thing...
> I've been fiddling with openssl.cnf using the accompanying docs, to try
> and disable SSL for particular connections but so far to no avail. Can
> someone point me in the right direction?

openssl.cnf has nothing to do with SSL operations, it is used during
certificate generation.
You must read the per-application documentation on how to (de-)activate

Best regards,
Lutz Jaenicke Lutz.Jaenicke@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
BTU Cottbus http://www.aet.TU-Cottbus.DE/personen/jaenicke/
Lehrstuhl Allgemeine Elektrotechnik Tel. +49 355 69-4129
Universitaetsplatz 3-4, D-03044 Cottbus Fax. +49 355 69-4153

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