Open Bug 420262 Opened 14 years ago Updated 3 years ago

Possibility to use the STARTTLS command when available with NNTP.

Categories

(MailNews Core :: Networking: NNTP, enhancement)

enhancement
Not set
normal

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(Not tracked)

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(Reporter: bugzilla, Unassigned)

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Details

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; fr; rv:1.8.1.12) Gecko/20080201 Firefox/2.0.0.12
Build Identifier: version 2.0.0.12

Contrary to the POP/IMAP/SMTP implementation in Thunderbird, it is impossible to ask for a TLS connection with NNTP (that is to say using STARTTLS when available).  Only *complete* SSL connections are currently possible.

Reproducible: Always
I wonder whether this bug wouldn't be more appropriate for "Core -> MailNews: Security" or "Core -> Networking: News" components (availability of a TLS backend for news). Or else, should a separate bug be filed in "Mozilla Application Suite -> Accounts Manager" to track the same UI in SeaMonkey? Or maybe all three? (here for the Tb account settings frontend, Core for the Tb+Sm backend, Suite for the Sm account settings frontend)?
Banal triage stuff.
Severity: normal → enhancement
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: Account Manager → Networking: News
Ever confirmed: true
Product: Thunderbird → Core
QA Contact: account-manager → networking.news
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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