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Transport Layer Security
for Radio UserLand and UserLand Frontier

TLS: News
Important News! UserLand Software Acquires TLS

Tuesday, October 19, 2004
   UserLand Acquires TLS secure web software for Manila and Radio UserLand (Seth Dillingham - 6:23:18 PM) ->

UserLand Software Acquires TLS from Macrobyte Resources

DANVILLE, CA -- October 19, 2004 -- UserLand Software is pleased to announce that it has acquired TLS, secure web client/server software originally implemented for UserLand's platform by Macrobyte Resources. TLS, which stands for "Transport Layer Security," is the industry standard for securing web communications. UserLand's TLS will provide companies and individuals deploying UserLand's products with a means of ensuring that their communications over the Internet will remain secure and private.

"Security has become a primary concern for many people using the Internet," said Scott Young, President and CEO of UserLand." We are pleased to now be able to offer our customers these tools for running a secure web server." UserLand's TLS offerings can be used with both of the company's products, Manila and Radio Userland, to create a secure communications channel for sharing mission critical information.

"I'm quite pleased that UserLand has taken over TLS," said Seth Dillingham, President of Macrobyte Resources. "This shows a commitment to enhancing the tools available..."

Read the full press release on UserLand's site.

Please note that this means Macrobyte no longer owns nor provides technical support for TLS.

Tuesday, December 09, 2003
 TLS version 0.3.1 Is Ready (Seth Dillingham - 12:43:25 PM) ->

TLS version 0.3.1 fixes several related bugs in the secure webserver, where the server would not acknowledge situations in which the client cancelled the SSL/TLS session.

The most common occurrence of this situation is when the client browser displays a warning that the secure site is not fully trusted, and the user opts to cancel. Previously, the listening thread would remain alive on the server, but would not be useful, and in some situations could cause an apparently deaf server. In this release, an aborted connection is properly cancelled.

This may be the final release before TLS 1.0.

Monday, July 08, 2002
 TLS version 0.3 (Brian Andresen - 9:40:08 PM) ->

TLS 0.3 Released

The TLS server is now available for use in production environments. The software no longer has an expiration date and includes several bug fixes from the 0.2.x series. See for more details and the download links.

Friday, April 12, 2002
 TLS version 0.2.2 (Seth Dillingham - 9:24:16 AM) ->

Transport Layer Security version 0.2.2 is available for Frontier and Radio UserLand, running on MacOS Classic, MacOS X, and Windows.


Changes to this version (since 0.2.1) include:

  • New script for specifying additional certificates to serve as the certificate chain. See tls.httpsServer.useExtraCertificate
  • Serves the certificate chain (as specified above) for the site's certificate
  • New script for clearing the certificate chain from the DLL. See tls.httpsServer.clearExtraCertificates

Please post questions, feedback, and bug reports in the discussion forum.

Tuesday, April 02, 2002
 TLS 0.2.1 Released w/ Secure Server (Seth Dillingham - 3:26:30 PM) ->

TLS 0.2.1 has been released. Changes since 0.1 include:

  • Secure Web Server functionality in Frontier and Radio

  • httpsClient (for accessing secure web sites and services) now works on all platforms supported by Frontier and Radio

  • Generate self-signed certificates, private key files, and certificate signing requests with scripts (no need to use 3rd party or command-line tools).

Please post feedback, questions, and bug reports in the TLS discussion forum.

To test the secure server, please follow the instructions in the guide to Getting Started with the Secure Server.

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