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Re:[croquet] [ANN] Working SSL In Squeak

Rob Withers
Hi all,

Let me add a few things to Ron's announcement.  First off I added a HttpsUrl class and support to retrieve pages with these Urls.  So you can do the following:

'' asUrl retrieveContents.

I tried to add support for a POST command, but I couldn't really test it because I couldn't find a WebBrowser.  Do we still have one?  I wanted to do my online banking in squeak! :-)

Second, without a patch the Monticello configurations won't work.  Let me list the packages needed from the Cryptography repository.  Load, in order:


Lastly. you will need a DESPlugin, which you can find here:, including an updated one for Linux.


On Oct 2, 2006, at 7:28 AM, Ron Teitelbaum wrote:



A while back I started an implementation of TLS 1.2.  Rob Withers joined the effort a few weeks ago and is has made terrific progress.  He reorganized everything, added a proper protocol stack, and now has the certificates working.


Our version now works with SSL3.0 and TLS 1.1, and DH or RSA using x509v3 Certificates.  There are still a number of things that need to be done but we can now use squeak to connect as an SSL server and/or client.  See the examples in the workspace that opens when you load the code.  You will find our implementation at  There are two Monticello Configuration files available to make loading easier.  Load Cryptography-Configuration.mcm, and then Crypt-Xtra-Config.mcm.  


We could use some help with testing, code review, documentation or any other help you would like to offer.


There is also support for MS CryptoAPI and CertificateStores for Microsoft in the MSCert package.  In the future I will be working on integrating this functionality.  I will also be adding support for KomHttp which is mostly completed but needs to be updated to support Rob’s new version.


We hope you find this useful and will keep us updated on your use and issues with our implementation.  If you have any questions please let us know.  Also again we would like to invite anyone with interest or experience with cryptography to join our Cryptography Team at .


Thanks and enjoy,


Ron Teitelbaum

President / Principal Software Engineer

US Medical Record Specialists

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Squeak Cryptography Team Leader