Mesalink is a OpenSSL-compatible TLS library written in Rust, a programming language that guaranteed memory safety and thread safety.
- Memory safety. MesaLink and its dependencies are written in Rust, a programming language that guarantees memory safety. This extremely reduces attack surfaces of an TLS stack exposed in the wild, leaving the remaining attack surfaces auditable and restricted.
- Flexibility. MesaLink offers flexible configurations tailored to various needs, for example IoT, connected home, automobiles, the cloud and more.
- Simplicity. MesaLink does not support obselete or legacy TLS features, in case that misconfigurations introduce vulnerabilities.
- Compatibility. MesaLink provides OpenSSL-compatible APIs. This makes it a breeze to port an existing OpenSSL project.
- Future proof. MesaLink will support quantum-safe ciphersuites, safe-guarding TLS connections against even quantum computers.
- TLS 1.2 and TLS 1.3 draft 23
- ECDSA or RSA server authentication
- Forced hostname validation
- Forward secrecy using ECDHE; with curve25519, nistp256 or nistp384 curves.
- Safe and fast crypto primitives from BoringSSL
- AES-128-GCM, AES-256-GCM and Chacha20-Poly1305 bulk encryption
- Built-in Mozilla's CA root certificates
The crypo module is the counterpart of the OpenSSL crypto library.
The ssl module is the counterpart of the OpenSSL ssl library.