[openssl-users] [openssl-dev] removing compression?

Viktor Dukhovni openssl-users at dukhovni.org
Sat Apr 4 15:15:06 UTC 2015

On Fri, Apr 03, 2015 at 07:53:59PM +0000, Salz, Rich wrote:

> I am thinking about removing compression and would like to know
> what the community thinks.

At the very least drop "zlib-dynamic" support.  This has caused
"DLL-hell" on some platforms, when a dynamically loaded libz
conflicts with a different statically compiled libz in another
library.  For example, some "ports" versions of FreeBSD Postfix
with OpenSSL and MySQL crash in SSL_accept when compression is
negotiated (because MySQL includes an internal libz in those

My own builds of OpenSSL have always (over a decade now) been


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