Using TLS Interposer with OpenSSL 0.9.8g (Debian Lenny)

Debian logoOlder installations, such as trusty Debian Lenny, come with versions of OpenSSL 0.9.8. The default cipher suite used by TLS Interposer is very restrictive, on purpose. For OpenSSL 0.9.8g, the only remaining cipher is RC4-SHA.

Especially when configuring XMPP servers such as ejabberd to use TLS Interposer, RC4-SHA alone can be not enough (e.g., when connecting to servers such as, which has RC4 disabled entirely.

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Therefore, please add

export TLS_INTERPOSER_OPTIONS=debug,logfile

to your configuration list. This will also be the default starting in TLS Interposer 1.3.0 (and is already in the current master git repository).


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