[dev] Re: suckless.org TLS / HTTPS support

From: Rubén Llorente <porting_AT_use.startmail.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2017 11:37:28 +0000 (UTC)

Laslo Hunhold <dev_AT_frign.de> wrote:
> I honestly agree with you. There's no reason not to use HTTPS

Reason 1 is that https prevents content from being properly cached by
ISP proxies or LAN proxies. It might not sound like a big deal, but if
you are pressed up because of the lack of resources, it makes a
difference. Not everybody is using a Suth Korean fiber connection.

Reason 2 is that https prevents content from being filtered or modified
by IDS', LAN proxies and the like. For example, I run an adblocker in my
LAN that inspects http traffic and kills ads in it. Sure, preventing
tampering is one of the core objectives of SSL/TLS, but sometimes there
are legitimate reasons to do tampering on the data.

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