Last Comment Bug 227096 - display and record session key strength and algorithm when communicating via SSL
: display and record session key strength and algorithm when communicating via SSL
[driver: WONTFIX?]
Product: Thunderbird
Classification: Client Software
Component: Message Reader UI (show other bugs)
: unspecified
: x86 Windows 2000
-- enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody; OK to take it and work on it
Depends on:
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Reported: 2003-11-29 23:53 PST by Ralf Hauser
Modified: 2016-06-17 05:51 PDT (History)
2 users (show)
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Description User image Ralf Hauser 2003-11-29 23:53:08 PST
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.5b) Gecko/20030907
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.5b) Gecko/20030907

When sending or receiving a mail via SSL, I want to be able to know with what
protection level this happens:
- at least in the sent folder, it should be possible to see whether it was only
40 bits, or whether it it was better and which algorithm was used

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:

Actual Results:  
even more comfortable would be if a user can see configure the mail program such
that it displays the algortithms and key lengths before any sensitive
information leaves my client

Expected Results:  
the "gap-less security trail" RFE same applies also to the inbox

Comment 1 User image Ralf Hauser 2003-11-30 00:03:21 PST
Re-assigning this RFE since MailNews - Security:General appears to be orphaned

Bug 227097 is the analogous RFE regarding the corresponding certificates
Comment 2 User image Rob Hudson 2003-12-19 14:02:31 PST
i think that this should be moved to mail/news as it applies to mozilla aswell.
Comment 3 User image Ralf Hauser 2004-09-30 02:24:56 PDT
see also the corresponding RFE at gnu's JavaMail
Comment 4 User image Gervase Markham [:gerv] 2005-09-27 01:52:31 PDT
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Comment 5 User image Gervase Markham [:gerv] 2005-10-13 10:22:53 PDT
This bug has been automatically resolved after a period of inactivity (see above
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Comment 6 User image (not reading, please use instead) 2007-06-21 15:20:33 PDT
sorry for the spam.  making bugzilla reflect reality as I'm not working on these bugs.  filter on FOOBARCHEESE to remove these in bulk.

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