Why does FreeBSD insist on https?

jd1008 jd1008 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 3 21:47:36 UTC 2015

On 04/03/2015 01:32 AM, Nino J wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 3, 2015 at 12:38 AM, jd1008 <jd1008 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 04/02/2015 03:25 PM, RW wrote:
>>> On Thu, 02 Apr 2015 14:36:29 -0600
>>> jd1008 wrote:
>>>> 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.
>>> Actually it does. The url is sent inside the encryption.
>> That is good to know. I had thought otherwise.
> Just bear in mind that the OP mentioned redirect to https. That means that
> the initial request to the exact URL (i.e. before being redirected and
> switching to https) is visible.
That happens to me by virtue of the fact that I have installed
a plugin for FF which tests to see if the URL supports https, if
not, then it defaults to http.

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