python-backports.ssl-match-hostname - Backport of the Python 3.5 SSL hostname checking function

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Distribution Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package filename python-backports.ssl-match-hostname_3.5.0.1-1_all.deb
Package name python-backports.ssl-match-hostname
Package version
Package release 1
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category universe/python
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 6.86 KB
Installed size 33.00 KB
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.


Package Version Architecture Repository
python-backports.ssl-match-hostname_3.5.0.1-1_all.deb all Ubuntu Universe
python-backports.ssl-match-hostname - - -


Name Value
python:any >= 2.7.5-5~
python:any << 2.8


Type URL
Binary Package python-backports.ssl-match-hostname_3.5.0.1-1_all.deb
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




2016-07-21 - Nicolas Dandrimont <>
backports.ssl-match-hostname ( unstable; urgency=medium
[ Nicolas Dandrimont ]
* New upstream release.
* Update short description to match version.
[ Julien Puydt ]
* Fixed file conflicts with other python-backports-* packages.
* Pushed standards-version up.
2014-05-11 - Nicolas Dandrimont <>
backports.ssl-match-hostname ( unstable; urgency=medium
* Initial release. (Closes: #747481)

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