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libtls support

From: Emil Engler via curl-library <>
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 19:37:48 +0200

Hey curl-library,
two days ago a new version of LibreSSL got published which introduced a way to
install one of it's interface, libtls, independently of the other parts of the
library. This means that it is now possible to get in the favors of LibreSSL on
a system that users another TLS lib by default. Adding it could increase
it's security and maybe it's portability. Especially the security aspect could
be interesting as many Linux distros stopped offering LibreSSL support in the
beginning of the year.

For those of you who don't know what libtls is, it is a TLS interface that
should be easier to use than the default OpenSSL one. It offers only TLS and
nothing more.
Further reading:

Effectively it would mean adding a new TLS abstraction to libcurl.

Feedback on that feature suggestion is greatly appreciated :-)

Received on 2021-04-19