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From: "Kris Katterjohn" <katterjohn () gmail com>
Date: Wed, 7 May 2008 00:06:18 +0530

Hey everyone,

I've attached a patch very similar to Thomas' previous patch[1].
However, the process I've tested out and will discuss is a lot simpler
than compiling OpenSSL from source or shipping an installer as
previously mentioned.

I decided to try out Dean Lee's OpenSSL for Windows[2] zip.  It is a
little behind (0.9.8e rather than g), but it's not terribly old
either.  Using this package makes it extremely simple to get OpenSSL
working on Windows so I think a slightly older version is OK.

I'm not sure why Thomas stated that he couldn't get the zip package to
work[3] because it was smooth-sailing for me.  Hopefully this won't be
an issue.

So, after applying the patch:

1) Get the newest version of the OpenSSL for Windows zip
2) Extract to C:\OpenSSL
3) Compile

Only the two required DLLs are added.  It works fine building an Nmap
installer via 'make' in Cygwin as well.  I think this is a very good
middle ground from the previous two extremes of installing OpenSSL
from source and shipping an installer.

Please let me know what you think of this.  I haven't given this
extremely thorough testing because I'd like some response before
continuing (like if the zip package doesn't work for you).

Kris Katterjohn

[1] http://seclists.org/nmap-dev/2008/q1/0260.html
[2] http://www.deanlee.cn/programming/openssl-for-windows/
[3] http://seclists.org/nmap-dev/2008/q1/0245.html

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