SSL Libraries (15 Mar 2005)

For anyone using OpenSSL for implementing SSL can I suggest theat you look at GnuTLS first? Actually, scratch that. Look at GnuTLS second, after you've seen what the state of the OpenSSL code and documentation are.

I can't argue that GnuTLS has had the same level of inspection and bug hunting that OpenSSL has, and maybe that's a clincher, but it actually has good docs, with examples and everything. It's based on gcrypt (the core of gnupg I believe) and you're much less likely to screw up when using it than you are with OpenSSL.

(I've no fiscal or otherwise interest in GnuTLS, this is just from trying and giving up with OpenSSL over the last couple of days.)