Subject: Re: client-side only vs. libssh?

Re: client-side only vs. libssh?

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Sat, 23 Jan 2010 16:07:49 +0100 (CET)

On Fri, 22 Jan 2010, Lawson wrote:

> However one thing I might be interested in is adding the capability of using
> the NSPR socket library as the base socket for libssh2.


> What that would give is the ability to make the ultimate socket library,
> capable of doing plain, SSL, and SSH sockets all of which use the same
> underlying base type, for the sake of reuse and stability (it is also highly
> portable)

NSPR has no SSL support, that comes with NSS that is built upon NSPR (iirc). I
don't get what benefits libssh2 on NSPR would bring. Can you elaborate?

libssh2 is an SSH library, I don't think it should become "the ultimate socket
library" nor should it do SSL.

Received on 2010-01-23