Python 2.7 SSL upgrade patch available for testing

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at
Fri Jul 25 07:22:35 UTC 2014

PEP 466 approved bring the core Python 2 network security infrastructure
up to speed with the modern internet.

Alex Gaynor has provided a draft patch of the most complex part of that
PEP, backporting the bulk of the Python 3.4 SSL module to Python 2.7:

This is also the part of the PEP most likely to break things, so
figuring out a way to test it in Fedora before it makes it into an
upstream CPython release would be a good idea...


Nick Coghlan
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