SASL property for compression layer
julien at trigofacile.com
Sun Nov 1 15:17:04 EST 2015
I am currently working on implementing the NNTP COMPRESS command in the
InternetNetNews news server. This commands permits to start a
compression layer (like the COMPRESS command for IMAP).
I have a question about a possible already active compression layer
after the use of SASL authentication. Is there a way to check whether a
compression layer has been negotiated during SASL authentication?
With OpenSSL, we can use the SSL_get_current_compression() function to
see whether a compression layer has been negotiated at the same time of
the TLS encryption layer. A similar function could be useful in Cyrus
SASL if it does not already exist. (Maybe current or future SASL
mechanisms can or will negotiate a compression layer.)
Note: it could be a property like SASL_SSF that InternetNewsNews
already checks after SASL authentication to see whether an encryption
layer has been negotiated. If the value of that property is >0, the use
of STARTTLS is disabled as an encryption layer already exists.
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