Bug #5545

Net::HTTP breaks with https URI objects

Added by ferlatte (Mark Ferlatte) almost 9 years ago. Updated almost 9 years ago.

Target version:
ruby -v:
ruby 2.0.0dev (2011-10-25 trunk 33524) [i686-linux]


uri = URI('')

will currently fail with an obscure error due to Net::HTTP attempting to speak HTTP to an HTTPS service.

I believe this is a bug, and have patched lib/net/http.rb to use SSL when you use an https URI with the get and post_form helpers.


http.rb.diff (797 Bytes) http.rb.diff ferlatte (Mark Ferlatte), 11/04/2011 06:13 AM

Updated by ferlatte (Mark Ferlatte) almost 9 years ago

Sorry, apparently failed to attach the patch to the bug. Please let me know if there's anything I should change in order for this patch to be accepted.

Updated by MartinBosslet (Martin Bosslet) almost 9 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Assigned
  • Assignee set to drbrain (Eric Hodel)
  • Target version set to 2.0.0

Thanks, Mark, for reporting this and providing the patch.

As far as I know, Eric is working on a fix for this problem, too?

Updated by ferlatte (Mark Ferlatte) almost 9 years ago

That would be awesome. I saw bugs from Eric about SSL session re-use in Net::HTTP, but didn't see anything about this particular issue.


Updated by naruse (Yui NARUSE) almost 9 years ago

  • Status changed from Assigned to Closed
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

This issue was solved with changeset r33849.
Mark, thank you for reporting this issue.
Your contribution to Ruby is greatly appreciated.
May Ruby be with you.

  • lib/net/http.rb (Net::HTTP.get_response): enable use_ssl
    if given URI object is https.
    patched by Mark Ferlatte [ruby-core:40665] [Bug #5545]

  • lib/net/http.rb (Net::HTTP.post_form): ditto.

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