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SSL for patrick.net

By ThreeBays follow ThreeBays   2019 Jan 26, 10:45pm 860 views   2 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    

Hey Patrick, I didn't realize you have SSL support now since "patrick.net" stays on HTTP. Have you considered redirecting to HTTPS by default?
1   SunnyvaleCA   ignore (1)   2019 Jan 26, 11:48pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Hey, good catch! I'll switch my bookmarks over. Thanks
2   Patrick   ignore (1)   2019 Jan 27, 9:04am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

I thought about it, but worried that the certificate will be revoked for political reasons and so thought it best to at least leave plain http as an option.

Dependencies on centralized authorities simply to speak kind of bothers me. I wish there were a way to encrypt the site without any external dependency. Maybe via javascript somehow?
3   tekkierich   ignore (0)   2019 Jan 27, 10:42am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

If that were to happen, just use a self signed certificate. If SHTF you are more likely to lose the DNS registration than have the SSL cert revoked anyway.

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