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Offline nuwen

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Modern TLS on OS 9?
« on: August 19, 2022, 04:01:58 PM »
I'll preface the post by saying I'm aware of the TLS problems browsers face on OS 9.

I'm curious if there are any libraries for OS 9 which support HTTP + TLS 1.3? Modern websites are less and less suitable for browsing on these old systems, but these days it is pretty common for useful Internet services to provide a HTTP API.

It seems like with decent HTTPS JSON libraries you could build little custom programs to access individual services, such as the Internet Archive, that would avoid the pain of trying to interact with the modern web via increasingly dated browsers. However, because these APIs often require a token for authentication, modern TLS support would be important.

Offline teroyk

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Re: Modern TLS on OS 9?
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2022, 12:08:52 PM »
I'm curious if there are any libraries for OS 9 which support HTTP + TLS 1.3? Modern websites are less and less suitable for browsing on these old systems, but these days it is pretty common for useful Internet services to provide a HTTP API.

Yes there is, but you have to install Power MachTen 4.1.4 into Mac OS 9:
https://github.com/classilla/cryanc
but if you are enough skill full programmer, you might help programmer, because like webpage says:
"Not tested or not working but might in the future
Classic Mac OS (PowerPC with GUSI and MPW gcc 2.5). For full function this port would also need an inetd-like tool such as ToolDaemon. For now, your best bet is to use Power MachTen."
I bought my first new Mac when OS X 10.1 released. And I bought that Mac because it had Mac OS 9 too. And I bought my first 68k Mac when Apple stopped PPC Macs.

 


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