[Nut-upsdev] Announce: new team member (to work on Mozilla NSS port)
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Wed Dec 1 13:12:01 UTC 2010
2010/11/30 Michal Hlavinka <mhlavink at redhat.com>
> > > > For the recall, the port from OpenSSL to Mozilla NSS will:
> > > > - solve a major distribution isssue: since OpenSSL is licensed
> > under
> > > > BSD, some (most) Linux distributions were not able to ship NUT
> > > > packages with SSL support enabled. NSS being available under 3
> > > > licenses, among which the GPL, this will soon be an old story.
> > > > - NSS is FIPS 140 certified, while OpenSSL is not. For more
> > > > information on this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FIPS_140
> > > > - finally, there is a move in Linux distributions, toward
> > > > standardizing on NSS everything related to certificate management.
> > > > That means in the end that Linux distro would be able to provide
> > > tools
> > > > (textual and graphical) to manage a central certificates
> > repository,
> > > > which means easier tasks for the users.
> > > >
> > > > Please join me into welcoming Emilien, and supporting the Eaton
> > > > Opensource team ^_^
> > > >
> > > > @Michal: I hope you will enjoy ;-)
> > >
> > > great news! :)
> > >
> > > indeed.
> > >
> > > btw, I've seen a Fedora forwarded report (#656440) by a user on
> > > Alioth' tracker (#312848).
> > > you should probably forward these directly to speed up the process.
> > yes, but I was ill and he was faster :)
> > does that mean that RedHat / Fedora are sensible to virus :-p
> > btw, can you update bugzilla #347771 to point the working branch:
> > http://svn.debian.org/wsvn/nut/branches/ssl-nss-port/
> > I'll ping you back once we have something that can be tested...
> > One more question: do you (RH / Fedora) already have UIs for
> > certificates management (both textual and graphical)?
> > Or do you know anything that can suit the purpose?
> From what I know, there is nothing definite yet, but Mozilla PSM
> is a candidate. I wanted to ask my coleague who knows more about
> this whether information on
> is up to date, but he is attending some conference so he's
> offline right now.
we're interested in this UI topic, so we would welcome such info from your
I've made some investigation, and not found anything fancy for UI.
PSM seems not packaged, nor easily available as a standalone module, nor
easy to checkout, ...
Linux / Unix Expert R&D - Eaton - http://powerquality.eaton.com
Network UPS Tools (NUT) Project Leader - http://www.networkupstools.org/
Debian Developer - http://www.debian.org
Free Software Developer - http://arnaud.quette.free.fr/
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