python-backports.ssl-match-hostname - Backport of the Python 3.2 SSL hostname checking function

Distribution: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository: Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name: python-backports.ssl-match-hostname
Package version:
Package release: 1
Package architecture: all
Package type: deb
Installed size: 60 B
Download size: 6.11 KB
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The Secure Sockets layer is only actually secure if you check the hostname in the certificate returned by the server to which you are connecting, and verify that it matches to hostname that you are trying to reach. But the matching logic, defined in RFC2818, can be a bit tricky to implement on your own. So the ssl package in the Standard Library of Python 3.2 and greater now includes a match_hostname() function for performing this check instead of requiring every application to implement the check separately. This package contains a backport of the ssl.match_hostname function for Python 2.4 and above.


    Source package: backports.ssl-match-hostname

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install python-backports.ssl-match-hostname deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install python-backports.ssl-match-hostname


    • /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/backports/
    • /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/backports.ssl_match_hostname-
    • /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/backports.ssl_match_hostname-
    • /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/backports.ssl_match_hostname-
    • /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/backports/ssl_match_hostname/
    • /usr/share/doc/python-backports.ssl-match-hostname/README.txt
    • /usr/share/doc/python-backports.ssl-match-hostname/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/python-backports.ssl-match-hostname/copyright


    2014-05-11 - Nicolas Dandrimont <> backports.ssl-match-hostname ( unstable; urgency=medium * Initial release. (Closes: #747481)