[Wikimedia-l] Blocking of HTTPS connection by China
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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. 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.
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