[Ace-users] [tao-users] ORB SSL initialization question

Douglas C. Schmidt schmidt at dre.vanderbilt.edu
Fri Feb 8 20:22:29 CST 2008

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> Now the SSL must be initialized in an ORB’s init function and there seems to have no way to switch later.
> After an initialization is done, is there a way for a CORBA client’s ORB to reinitialize from SSL to non-SSL or vice versa
> (e.g. via ORB’s shutdown/destroy) so the client application doesn’t have to be restarted to turn SSL on or off for the ORB?
> Steps:
> 1. A CORBA client starts with SSL enabled
> 2. The CORBA service to be connected is not SSL and it causes an error with the connection from the client
> 3. Client turns off SSL by reinitialize the ORB (<-My question)
> 4. Client reconnects to the CORBA service
> I know it works if the security policy is overridden to connect in a non-SSL way if the client’s ORB is in SSL mode. But
> this needs too many changes in my project.
> Another question is: is it possible to detect if the socket of an endpoint of an IOR object is listening on is SSL or
> non-SSL then the ORB can be initialized with SSL or non-SSL? In other words, given a host name and port, is it possible to
> check it is SSL socket for a CORBA end point?
> Thanks for any help,
> Terry
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