problem visiting google

Toby Fisher toby at
Thu Nov 6 12:46:22 EST 2003

On Thu, 6 Nov 2003, Cheryl Homiak wrote:

> Well, this is kind of interesting.
> I am using debian unstable.
> when I check package status for openssl, it says the version is 0.9.7c--5.
> But when I do
> lynx --version
> it says
> Lynx Version 2.8.4rel.1 (17 Jul 2001)
> libwww-FM 2.14, SSL-MM 1.4.1, OpenSSL 0.9.6c
> Built on linux-gnu Nov 22 2002 21:54:44
> so I assume the lynx --version is talking about what version it was built
> on while the openssl package info is the ssl actually being used on my
> system?

Yes, and of course because there hasn't been a production version of Lynx 
since that one, the debian build won't have been updated in quite some 
time and I suspec t that 0.9.6C was current at that time.
 > I wondered about this, > because when you run "o" options in lynx,
> under "user agent header" it has openssl0.96c listed.
> Not meaning to sound vague; not quite sure what I'm asking except is this
> a discrepancy that could cause a problem or is it just the difference
> between what was originally used in the build and what is current on the
> system?

I don't think it would cause a problem, though if you're concerned you 
could take a look at the openssl web site, but it stands to reason that 
client-side implementations are not as problematic as server-side ones.  I 
was really just making the comment that you probably don't want to be 
using such an old version of Openssl for your servers.


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