mIRC Homepage

cacert.pem, how does mIRC use it?

Posted By: eahm

cacert.pem, how does mIRC use it? - 20/06/18 10:48 PM

As topic, how does mIRC use this file? Is it automatic while it's connecting? Is it for us to manually verify if the cert is valid?

If it's automatic and so important for a secure connection, shouldn't mIRC update it periodically? There is a new version here already: https://curl.haxx.se/docs/caextract.html

Thank you.

edit:

Tried to connect and authenticate via SASL without the file and this is what I get "19:43:44 * Unable to connect to server (SSL trusted authorities error)", I guess it's automatic then.

So, the previous question, shouldn't mIRC update that file regularly?
Posted By: Khaled

Re: cacert.pem, how does mIRC use it? - 24/06/18 10:17 AM

Thanks, this is in fact on my to-do list. It would require the file to be downloaded regularly from the mozilla servers, extracted, and made available through the mIRC website, since mIRC should not depend on external sites to download critical files.
Posted By: eahm

Re: cacert.pem, how does mIRC use it? - 21/12/18 05:16 PM

There is a new version of this file as well: https://curl.haxx.se/docs/caextract.html

Nevermind, sorry for the post, just saw the versions.txt, I only compared the file date before I checked.
© 2019 mIRC Discussion Forums