[Buildroot] github tarball urls: http vs https
arnout at mind.be
Mon Nov 4 21:28:41 UTC 2013
On 04/11/13 09:33, Thomas De Schampheleire wrote:
> Hi Arnout,
> On Mon, Nov 4, 2013 at 7:47 AM, Arnout Vandecappelle <arnout at mind.be> wrote:
>> On 02/11/13 19:04, Thomas De Schampheleire wrote:
>>> Arnout, in that thread you wrote:
>>> "Also you change the URL to https here. With the recent problems with
>>> https URLs that we've seen on the autobuilders recently, I wonder if this
>>> is a good idea?"
>> First of all: I didn't realize that the http URL just redirects to an https
>> URL. In that case, obviously, using the https URL is better.
>>> Could you clarify what problems you were talking about?
>> IIRC, at some point there was a problem that a download site used a
>> certificate signed by a recent CA that was not included in the autobuilder's
>> trusted certificate list, so wget would not accept it. It was discussed that
>> an option was to run wget with --no-check-certificate, but this would defeat
>> the purpose of https so was rejected. Of course, using an http URL instead
>> of an https has the same result.
> But this seems to be a temporary problem only.
"Temporary" until the autobuilder's CA certificates are updated, you mean?
> Besides, what happens in that scenario if you try http, and the server
> redirects it to https? I would expect the certificate to fail, or does
> wget pass an implicit --no-check-certificate in this case?
If it redirects, it will still fail. That's why using the https URL is
better in that case, as I mentioned above.
> Best regards,
Arnout Vandecappelle arnout at mind be
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