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Offline VekseidTopic starter

Forcing https?
« on: August 23, 2013, 01:13:27 AM »
Rather straightforward question for everyone, but some complaints members have had over the past year have been extremely suspicious, so I've been thinking of doing this.

Basically, if
https://elliquiy.com

Works for you, then all would be well. If it doesn't, (but http://elliquiy.com works) then let me know here, please.

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Re: Forcing https?
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2013, 01:16:40 AM »
Https works fine for me.

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Re: Forcing https?
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2013, 01:17:41 AM »
Works for me too, Veks. Thanks again for all your hard work. :)

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Re: Forcing https?
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2013, 01:18:50 AM »
Ditto here.. works for me. ;D

Offline CaughtByMoonlight

Re: Forcing https?
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2013, 01:19:41 AM »
They both work fine for me. I take this as a good thing. Especially since I have really no idea what the difference would mean.

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Re: Forcing https?
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2013, 01:21:30 AM »
Yes, it works for me as well. Both, in fact.

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Re: Forcing https?
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2013, 01:25:39 AM »
Https works for me. ^^

Offline rahatngt

Re: Forcing https?
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2013, 01:25:52 AM »
Well both is working for me but to me it looks https pages are loading distinctively slow. I wonder if it would put too much load in the server but I guess you know the load profile well enough.

Offline RH17

Re: Forcing https?
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2013, 01:26:50 AM »
Both Work fine.

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Re: Forcing https?
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2013, 01:27:10 AM »
Both work great, Vek. :)

Personally prefer http but that's just because I'm used to it. Don' t really know the difference.

Anyways, whatever allows the members to access the site easier! (Thank you for fixing the troll issue we all had!)

Offline Izu

Re: Forcing https?
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2013, 01:28:00 AM »
Me too.

Offline TaintedAndDelish

Re: Forcing https?
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2013, 01:31:19 AM »
Works for me.  \o/

Offline Daelen

Re: Forcing https?
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2013, 01:33:07 AM »
They both work perfectly fine for me, and I'm happy to switch to a secure HTTP

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Re: Forcing https?
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2013, 01:34:14 AM »
Works for me. :-)

Offline Skynet

Re: Forcing https?
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2013, 01:40:30 AM »
Working for me!

Offline HybridHalf

Re: Forcing https?
« Reply #15 on: August 23, 2013, 01:40:39 AM »
Https doesn't work on my smartphone, I get the troll page for some odd reason telling me to redo the IP numbers.

Offline Daelen

Re: Forcing https?
« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2013, 01:41:36 AM »
Have you tried redoing the IP numbers from your smartphone using HTTPS, HybridHalf?

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Re: Forcing https?
« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2013, 01:43:50 AM »
What is the difference?

Offline Daelen

Re: Forcing https?
« Reply #18 on: August 23, 2013, 01:48:11 AM »
Https is a more secure protocol for sending information. Typically doesn't make a difference, unless you're spending money on the website its on. But, in general, still just a more secure system.

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Re: Forcing https?
« Reply #19 on: August 23, 2013, 01:48:55 AM »
oh.  thanks for explaining

Offline Daelen

Re: Forcing https?
« Reply #20 on: August 23, 2013, 01:49:53 AM »
You're welcome, and if Veks has anything more to add I'm sure he can explain it better lol. As for the initial question. I've switched over to https and only seen one problem. My new message indicator isn't going away, even after checking that new message.

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Re: Forcing https?
« Reply #21 on: August 23, 2013, 02:01:24 AM »
I have experienced no issues using https over http. If things run smoother or are easier to administer using https, then I have no objections.

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Re: Forcing https?
« Reply #22 on: August 23, 2013, 02:06:28 AM »
Been switched over since you first mentioned it on the 'E is back' announcement.

Offline susiesparkle

Re: Forcing https?
« Reply #23 on: August 23, 2013, 02:08:53 AM »
Page loads are a little slower, I'm noticing, but everything loads and works fine, so I'm not too worried about that. Given https is more secure, I'm cool with that trade off, frankly.

Offline VekseidTopic starter

Re: Forcing https?
« Reply #24 on: August 23, 2013, 02:10:17 AM »
You're welcome, and if Veks has anything more to add I'm sure he can explain it better lol. As for the initial question. I've switched over to https and only seen one problem. My new message indicator isn't going away, even after checking that new message.

Well if it's different between the http and https versions, it should only be temporary.

What is the difference?

Using https , traffic is encrypted. This means for example the NSA can't spy on what you post in the private area here.

But there are a few deeper advantages to it.

Namely, the name of the website you are going to does not get sent over http either. This means, if you happen to be in a particularly censorship-heavy area, using https + a hosts file entry means that would-be censors would be none the wiser about your activities here, especially if I didn't direct the ip address to the site (but obviously I can't avoid that at the moment as people are still trying to find us : / )

Also, some ISPs like to cache things over http... this causes problems. They can't do this over https because it just causes random garbage.

Page loads are a little slower, I'm noticing, but everything loads and works fine, so I'm not too worried about that. Given https is more secure, I'm cool with that trade off, frankly.

https is slower, yesh, though most of this is only on the first load in a given period (I've got ssl caching set to a half-hour).