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Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2013 13:16:51 +1300
From: Pedro Worcel <pedro@...cel.com>
To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: OT: HTTPS for openwall.info?

Yeah I don't think it will help much, it'll just be a bit annoying. E.g. no
mitm, etc.

It would be great to see HTTPs everywhere =)


2013/3/12 Rich Rumble <richrumble@...il.com>

> On Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 6:37 PM, Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com>
> wrote:
>
> > On Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 11:15:48AM +1300, Pedro Worcel wrote:
> > > The main reason I like it is because I am behind a restrictive firewall
> > (at
> > > work), so while I don't understand how bad it is for a person in a
> > country
> > > with a great firewall, I know it is a major pain in the ass for censors
> > if
> > > websites use https only. (e.g. with github/china ordeal)
> >
> I use several proxies and filtering products, a lot of filtering done at
> the domain level, not the protocol. The greatfirewall of china uses this
> method and many others, most filters I've encountered can use DNS and or
> protocols. Port 443 hardly get's a pass just because it's 443 in my
> experience with repressive regimes.
>
> > Well, that sort of reasoning applies to all websites, not just the wiki.
> > We'd need HTTPS for the main Openwall website as well, then.  Yes, this
> > makes sense.
> >
> It doesn't from a censorship perspective, if you ask me. None of this is to
> say I don't support the use of HTTPS for any website, esp openwall, I'd
> love to see HTTPS.
> -rich
>



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