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Net::Server::Proto::SSL

Section: User Contributed Perl Documentation (3pm)
Updated: 2007-02-03
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NAME

  Net::Server::Proto::SSL - Net::Server SSL protocol.

 

SYNOPSIS

See Net::Server::Proto.  

DESCRIPTION

Experimental. If anybody has any successes or ideas for improvment under SSL, please email <[email protected]>.

Protocol module for Net::Server. This module implements a secure socket layer over tcp (also known as SSL). See Net::Server::Proto.

There is a limit inherent from using IO::Socket::SSL, namely that only one SSL connection can be maintained by Net::Server. However, Net::Server should also be able to maintain any number of TCP, UDP, or UNIX connections in addition to the one SSL connection.

Additionally, getline support is very limited and writing directly to STDOUT will not work. This is entirely dependent upon the implementation of IO::Socket::SSL. getline may work but the client is not copied to STDOUT under SSL. It is suggested that clients sysread and syswrite to the client handle (located in $self->{server}->{client} or passed to the process_request subroutine as the first argument).  

PARAMETERS

In addition to the normal Net::Server parameters, any of the SSL parameters from IO::Socket::SSL may also be specified. See IO::Socket::SSL for information on setting this up.  

BUGS

Christopher A Bongaarts pointed out that if the SSL negotiation is slow then the server won't be accepting for that period of time (because the locking of accept is around both the socket accept and the SSL negotiation). This means that as it stands now the SSL implementation is susceptible to DOS attacks. To fix this will require deviding up the accept call a little bit more finely which may not yet be possible with IO::Socket::SSL. Any ideas or patches on this bug are welcome.  

LICENCE

Distributed under the same terms as Net::Server  

THANKS

Thanks to Vadim for pointing out the IO::Socket::SSL accept was returning objects blessed into the wrong class.


 

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