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Bug#453101: RFP: python-ssl -- SSL wrapper for socket objects

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist

* Package name    : python-ssl
  Version         : 1.12
  Upstream Author : See URL
* URL or Web page : http://pypi.python.org/pypi/ssl/
* License         : Python (MIT-like)
  Description     : SSL wrapper for socket objects


The old socket.ssl() support for TLS over sockets is being superseded
in Python 2.6 by a new 'ssl' module. This package brings that module
to older Python releases, 2.3.5 and up (it may also work on older
versions of 2.3, but it is untested).

This Python module can be found on http://pypi.python.org/pypi/ssl/

It's quite similar to the 2.6 ssl module, which is documented on

Adding it to Debian would :
  - make pre-2.6 Python installations compatible with programs that
    make use of the new ssl module ;
  - bring new SSL-related features into the current Python packages,
    such as certificate validation against trusted authorities.

I plan to use it to add SSL certificate validation support to
OfflineIMAP, in a way that is backward-compatible with older
Python versions.

  intrigeri <intrigeri@boum.org>

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