[CentOS] Version of curl does not support session resumption

Thu Oct 28 15:34:28 UTC 2021
Stephen John Smoogen <smooge at gmail.com>

On Thu, 28 Oct 2021 at 10:28, Joscha Knobloch <Joscha.Knobloch at brm.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> we have a CentOS7 Server running that pushes some Backups via FTP onto another server. We switches the FTP-Server for a new one that works very well. One new thing is that FTPS session resumption is now mandetory and cannot be turned off since it is an important security feature.
> Unfortunately the version of curl on the system does not yet support it. This is the version installed on the system:
> curl 7.29.0 (x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu) libcurl/7.29.0 NSS/3.53.1 zlib/1.2.7 libidn/1.28 libssh2/1.8.0
> I have discussed this on the curl mailing list and they said the version is from 2013 and we should update to a new version of curl.
> Is curl going to be updated to support ftps session resumption in the near future? If not: What would be the best way to get a newer version onto the system?

Enterprise Linux and other Long Time Support distributions are usually
very strict on updating packages which are in scripts. CentOS-7 is
based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 which was released in 2014 and had
its last package set updated in 2020 with the release of 7.9. All
changes til its end of life in 2024 will be security fixes or other
critical fixes.

Normally to get a newer package like this you will want to compile the
version you want in /usr/local/ or some /opt/ tree directory to a)
make sure it doesn't break existing tools but b) is available for

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