Why does FreeBSD insist on https?

jd1008 jd1008 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 2 20:36:42 UTC 2015

On 04/02/2015 02:26 PM, Dieter BSD wrote:
> Why do so many FreeBSD URLs redirect from http to https?
> What is this intended to accomplish?
> This is user-hostile.  Some browsers cannot do https, and there are
> good reasons (unrelated to http vs https) to use these browsers.
> There are also good reasons to prefer http over https even with a browser
> that can do https.  Https is useful when needed, but it isn't needed here.
> Can someone *please* fix this?

https prevents intermediate hop points (such as your isp)
from looking at the page content, or at the terms of your
search. But that does not prevent them from seeing the url.

Also, which browser are you using?
Firefox will use http unless it has been recompiled by
the by wherever you got it from (the distro repos??)
to always use https.Or your browser might have a
plugin or add-on that always forces https.

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