[Box Backup] Generating private key, certificate request on
Tue, 22 Aug 2006 21:09:41 +0100 (BST)
On Tue, 22 Aug 2006, E.W. Peter Jalajas wrote:
> I'd like to try to start generating keys on windows (win32) to give my
> clients a little more independence.
> Google reports openssl for windows here:
> (Cygwin also comes with openssl.)
> Am I delusional to think that I could try to port all or most of
> bbackupd-config to Windows? Or is there some new easier way todo this
> these days?
You are quite possibly delusional :-) I have serious doubts that you could
run bbackupd-config on a non-Unixish system. Cygwin on Windows might be
a good bet, but is of course very heavyweight for the task. MinGW + MSYS
might also work, but I've never tried MSYS so I can't say.
Boxi has a GUI wizard for generating certificates in the new version, that
links directly to the relevant OpenSSL code, so it doesn't require any
Unix shell or openssl.exe.
I haven't compiled it on Windows yet, but it's one of my next priorities,
and I intend to give you a pre-pre-prerelease for testing as soon as I
have done so, which I hope will be in the next two weeks.
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