Bug#466477: it's biting me; don't close, maybe reassign

Simon Josefsson simon at josefsson.org
Wed Jan 7 11:28:13 UTC 2009

Neil Spring <nspring at cs.umd.edu> writes:

> I'm about to submit a documentation wishlist request (at least) on  
> openldap because I've bloodied my forehead getting it to talk to  
> directory.umd.edu.
> The following statement does not appear to be true:
>> I don't think you even need
>> to re-assign the bug to OpenLDAP, since it supports cipher priority
>> strings now.
> Grepping the source suggests that it can speak some priority strings  
> but not the real priority string required to talk to that server.  (it  
> calls gnutls_X_set_priority, but not gnutls_priority_set or  
> gnutls_priority_init.)   Is there a bit of code I'm missing?

No, I think you are right.  I recall seeing the code somewhere, but I
have looked in several openldap versions now and I cannot find it.
Indeed the functions you should look for are the new gnutls_priority_*

I think we can close this bug since there is nothing more we can do from
the gnutls side.  Possibly the bug should be re-assigned as a wishlist
on openldap, to add the priority string code.  When that is done, the
original submitter can test whether the priority string derived using
gnutls-cli also works through openldap.


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