howto use https in favour of http

RW rwmaillists at
Tue Oct 27 14:26:42 UTC 2009

On Tue, 27 Oct 2009 03:29:13 +0100 (CET)
Alexander Best <alexbestms at> wrote:

> 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.

That's internal to the application.

> 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 freebsd.

Why not just use bookmarks?

If you want to avoid unsecure connections to specific sites, you can do
it with a firewall, or you can install a proxy (such as squid) and use
ACLs. However some sites may not look quite the same due to insecure
links to graphics etc.

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