HTTPS on, git, reproducible builds

Nathan Dorfman na at
Fri Sep 18 14:06:14 UTC 2015

On Fri, Sep 18, 2015 at 07:45:29AM -0400, Daniel Feenberg wrote:
> Is there a reason to encrypt something that is completely public?
> Perhaps to allow the visitor to conceal the fact that they are
> interested in FreeBSD? That won't work, since the IP address of the
> server can't be encrypted. I feel like I am missing something.

There may be no reason to encrypt it, but there's plenty of reason to
authenticate it. That is, when you browse, you'd probably prefer to
know that the content wasn't modified in transit to include a 0-day JavaScript


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