Why does FreeBSD insist on https?

scrat baho-utot at columbus.rr.com
Fri Apr 3 23:41:55 UTC 2015

On 04/03/15 14:39, Bigby James wrote:
> On 04/03, Dieter BSD wrote:
>>> Any browser which does not support HTTPS is either obsolete or simply
>>> missing critical functionality.
>> Ya, ya, kids today consider anything more than 5ns old obsolete.
>> Doesn't make it so.
>> I have tried a LOT of browsers and they ALL lack important functionality.
>> Most were so broken they were completely unusable.  I've fixed bug
>> in browsers and made enhancements to them.  Had to fix well over
>> 1000 bugs in one browser before I managed to get it to compile.
> I noticed you've (perhaps mistakenly) omitted mention of what browser you happen
> to be using and what pages you're trying to access, while simultaneously
> pointing the finger at other browsers for lacking "important" functionality.
> What "other browsers" lack doesn't really matter, nor does the work you've done on
> other browsers in the past, nor for that matter does what you personally
> consider "important functionality." What matters is what browser you're using,
> and why it (for whatever reason) can't access these FreeBSD-related pages.
> On a lark, I went ahead and installed Firefox, Chromium, Dillo, VimB, Luakit,
> UZBL, surf, SeaMonkey, Conkeror, w3m and lynx. Every one of them is able to
> access https://www.freebsd.org without any problem, with the exceptions of UZBL
> and lynx, which each complain about SSL/TLS issues (which can in turn be
> circumvented in their respective configurations). Without stating what browser
> you're using, what version it's at, and what pages you're trying to acces one is
> left to wonder why the FreeBSD site maintainers should be expected to change
> their site structure simply to accomodate what could very well be user error or
> oversight, or a single piece of poorly functioning software. Proper resolution
> of the issue (whatever it may actually be) counts on cooperation, not
> beligerence.

NCSA Mosaic?

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