howto use https in favour of http

Alexander Best alexbestms at
Tue Oct 27 02:29:16 UTC 2009

Olivier Nicole schrieb am 2009-10-27:
> Hi,

> > i've added the following line to my /etc/hosts:

> >

> > so what i want is for freebsd to never use http, but https for that
> > address.
> > unfortunately hosts doesn't seem to support this syntax.

> De3finitely not. man hosts to see the syntax and meaning of the
> /etc/hosts file.

> > any advice on how to do this?

> I am not sure what you want to do. You want to install a web server
> that only serves https? then you configure your web server to only
> serve https, in Apache configuration you would only have a
> <VirtualHost:>
> and none with port 80.

> Best regards,

> Olivier

sorry if i didn't specify my problem in detail.

i'm not using a webserver or anything. i'm just a regular user. the point is:
i often forget to specify https://... for that specific address in apps like
lynx or firefox. that's why the non-ssl version of that site is being loaded.
i'd like freebsd to take care of this so even if the app is trying to access
the non-ssl version it should in fact be redirected to the ssl version by


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