ACE Probes for authentication to imaps, smpts or pop3s servers

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May 5th, 2008
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Dear all,

we have the demand to do health checks using authentication for servers running SSL-encrypted services like imaps, smpts or pop3s. Has someone implemented tcl scripts for that ? Unfortunately the "SSL_PROBE_SCRIPT" provided by Cisco does only do a "Client Hello". Maybe it is possible to enhance that script in order to test authentication ?

Thank you very much in advance.

Bernd

Correct Answer by Gilles Dufour about 8 years 11 months ago

The TCL script does not have SSL functionalities.

The script stops after the client/server hello because it can't do encryption/decryption.


So, there is no way to achieve what you need.


Gilles.

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Gilles Dufour Mon, 05/05/2008 - 07:34
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The TCL script does not have SSL functionalities.

The script stops after the client/server hello because it can't do encryption/decryption.


So, there is no way to achieve what you need.


Gilles.

Fresenius-Netcare Mon, 05/05/2008 - 22:15
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Dear Gilles,

thank you very much for your reply. This answers my question.

But ... I would like to turn this into a feature request, because I believe this demand is not that much out of common. There already is a https probe which works in a similar way, so it should be easy for Cisco to add probes for common ssl-encrypting protocols or - even better - add a generic ssl probe.

Best regards,

Bernd

aadcasutt Thu, 12/15/2011 - 04:31
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Hello

I'm looking for exactly the same for https post xml. With every F5 box this could easily be implemented.

Would be great to get that functionality.

Adrian

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