Net::SSLGlue::POP3 - make Net::POP3 able to use SSL
use Net::SSLGlue::POP3; my $pop3s = Net::POP3->new( $host, SSL => 1, SSL_ca_path => ... ); my $pop3 = Net::POP3->new( $host ); $pop3->starttls( SSL_ca_path => ... );
By default it will take care to verify the certificate according to the rules for POP3 implemented in IO::Socket::SSL.
newof Net::POP3 is now able to start directly with SSL when the argument
<SSL =1>> is given. In this case it will not create an IO::Socket::INET object but an IO::Socket::SSL object. One can give the usual
SSL_*parameter of IO::Socket::SSL to
If the connection is not yet SSLified it will issue the STLS command and change the object, so that SSL will now be used. The usual
SSL_*parameter of IO::Socket::SSL will be given.
- peer_certificate ...
All of these methods can take the
SSL_* parameter from IO::Socket::SSL to change the behavior of the SSL connection. The following parameters are especially useful:
- SSL_ca_path, SSL_ca_file
Specifies the path or a file where the CAs used for checking the certificates are located. This is typically "etc/ssl/certs" on UNIX systems.
If set to 0, verification of the certificate will be disabled. By default it is set to 1 which means that the peer certificate is checked.
Usually the name given as the hostname in the constructor is used to verify the identity of the certificate. If you want to check the certificate against another name you can specify it with this parameter.
This module is copyright (c) 2013, Steffen Ullrich. All Rights Reserved. This module is free software. It may be used, redistributed and/or modified under the same terms as Perl itself.