[Interest] Interest Digest, Vol 96, Issue 17

Roland Hughes roland at logikalsolutions.com
Mon Sep 16 14:44:19 CEST 2019

On 9/16/19 5:00 AM, interest-request at qt-project.org wrote:
> Il 14/09/19 14:53, Roland Hughes ha scritto:
>> Please keep in mind there is no version of SSL which is secure.
> Do you have any reference/source for this (quite extraordinary) claim?

You know, for you it wouldn't matter. It would be a link and you are 
incapable of actually clicking then reading anything which doesn't 
support your opinion.  There are numerous packages on the market which 
cut through SSL like a hot knife through butter. "60 Minutes" did a 
piece on the best known and most financially successful one but some 
sources say there are around a dozen packages playing at the same level. 
Here's the link which was provided before and I'm sure you didn't bother 
to follow prior to responding.


>> Please also keep in mind the big systems are moving towards a TCP/IP
>> software appliance within the OS. No application will be able to create
>> or open a port. No application will be able to choose/define the
>> transport layer security. They will open a logical-resource-handle
>> provided by the OS and the systems manager will configure if that
>> resource is I, O, or I/O as well as what the transport level protocols
>> are. Eventually (within 5 years of adoption) this will be forced out
>> into the IoT and lesser devices world as well.
> So long for the "backward compatibility is paramount" promise then.

That would only be for the hokey code which came from the *nix world. 
For the code which didn't come from a world that did it wrong it is 100% 
backwardly compatible because that is exactly how we did network 
communications. In other words all of the software developed _on_ those 
platforms and _for_ those platforms will be fine. What will be going 
away are the *nix TCP/IP library functions of C/C++ because they are a 
massive security nightmare. There was a time when marketing bowed to the 
pressure from companies which only wanted "free" software on their 
million plus dollar platform, but that has lead to security catastrophe 
after security catastrophe. Now they are in the process of locking them 
back down and just letting people whine an snivel about *nix package not 
being available on the platform.

Roland Hughes, President
Logikal Solutions


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