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OpenSSL Expert Tips and Tricks: Test and Benchmark Servers

Nov 10, 2011, 17:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

[ Thanks to Lee Schlesinger for this link. ]

"OpenSSL, the open source toolkit for implementing the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocols, is an everyday essential for most Linux admins responsible for secure networking. But OpenSSL includes a wealth of features that even grizzled veterans may not be familiar with. You can use OpenSSL to test POP and IMAP servers, and test server connection speeds, among other interesting tricks.

"When you roll out a new mail server, or make changes to an old one, good old telnet is still the standby for testing unencrypted POP and IMAP server sessions. But what about servers that use TLS/SSL encryption?"

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