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From George I Matkovits <>
Subject Re: Using different socket implementation
Date Mon, 04 Sep 2000 03:40:56 GMT
The current generation of Java SSL implementations seem to be using URL
connections and NOT sockets directly. Please look at the recent posting of
SSLsoap. JSSE seems to work over a URL connection OK but I could not make it
work (and  test it!) with straight sockets. IMHO just compiling various
collections of socket factories means unfortunately nothing unless the code is
tested! SSL over URL connections can be also abstracted but ANY JSSE compliant
package will just work naturally with SSL Soap (sub classing or not).
Unfortunately Sun's JSSE can not be used in a commercial product. I will have to
find a commercial package also for my company but if it is NOT JSSE compliant
then it does not meet the standard and its vendor IMHO will not be around for
long! Please be careful what you commit to -).
Regards - George

Narayanan Seshadri wrote:

> Hi,
> I am developing an application where we need to support different
> implementations of SSL.
> I am thinking of abstracting the HTTPUtils to accept any socket
> implementation.
> SOAPHTTPConnection will pass IConnection interface which will tell how to
> create a socket.
> public interface IConnection {
>    Socket createSocket(String host, int port) throws IOException;
> }
> in SOAPHTTPConnection the change would be in the call for
> the change will be
> HTTPUtils.Response response =, sendTo, headers,
>                 Constants.HEADERVAL_CONTENT_TYPE,
>                 payloadSW.toString ());
> where connection is IConnection.
> HTTPUtils can create a socket using
> Socket socket = connection.createSocket(host, port);
> The advantage of using this is, the users can pass any implementation of
> IConnection and can set additional parameters (like proxy, extra headers) in
> the appropriate implementation.
> Any thoughts?
> -Narayanan

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