[Wikimedia-l] Blocking of HTTPS connection by China

Anthony wikimail at inbox.org
Sat Jun 8 21:58:58 UTC 2013

On Sat, Jun 8, 2013 at 12:01 PM, Brad Jorsch <bjorsch at wikimedia.org> wrote:

> "Hard-enabled", on the other hand, means that anyone fetching the http
> URL would be redirected to the corresponding https URL.[2] If this
> were somehow done now, then people in China would not be able to read
> Wikipedia at all because the http links would just redirect to https
> and then China's firewall would block the https request. The blog post
> mentioned earlier in this thread hopes that that would make China back
> down and unblock https to Wikipedia.

That might not even work, if they decide to return the contents of the
(proxied) https page rather than the redirect.

Bleh, that's depressing.

More information about the Wikimedia-l mailing list