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#26 2014-09-27 22:47:55

techknight
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Re: Secure Sockets Layer (SSL/TLS)

I'm glad I could contribute an idea that was actually worth a damn ;-)

Most of my ideas are... well... yea..... lol.

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#27 2014-09-28 04:55:56

ClassicHasClass
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Re: Secure Sockets Layer (SSL/TLS)

Shouldn't that be 68K lighter?

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#28 2014-10-05 20:27:14

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Re: Secure Sockets Layer (SSL/TLS)

ClassicHasClass wrote:

Shouldn't that be 68K lighter?

Almost tempted to see if I can shave another 1KB from somewhere now.


Thanks to everyone that participated in the testing and offered constructive feedback, we now have an SSL solution here that we think will serve us well moving forward. The forum software defaults to using SSL whenever possible. All browsers that support SHA-256 with RSA Encryption (2048-bit Key) will automatically use a secured connection for all pages, including our Login, Profile and Registration forms.

We aren't leaving our 68k / PowerPC Mac OS users behind either. The forums will continue to operate on the unsecured HTTP connections as normal. We're checking for older browsers in our rewrite conditions on the server side, so no further effort is required for users of older systems. It just works.

Of course, transmitting information over the wire unencrypted on these older systems is at the risk of the user. This includes your password. We've extended the forum software to ensure that you're notified of any instances where you're using an unencrypted connection before transmitting this information.


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This concludes the testing. Thanks again to everyone that participated and we'll see you in the forums. smile


Cheers,

~ iMic (Administrator)


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#29 2014-10-26 04:54:56

ClassicHasClass
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Re: Secure Sockets Layer (SSL/TLS)

mcdermd: can you whitelist Classilla 9.3.3, please? I got SHA-256 certs implemented today and I'm trying to test the primitive SNI support I hacked in.

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#30 2014-10-26 21:17:43

ClassicHasClass
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Re: Secure Sockets Layer (SSL/TLS)

Ah, it's working!

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#31 2014-10-26 23:23:55

techknight
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Re: Secure Sockets Layer (SSL/TLS)

So you got modern SSL going on classilla?

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#32 2014-10-27 01:05:58

cc333
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Re: Secure Sockets Layer (SSL/TLS)

EDIT: I guess it will!

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Last edited by cc333 (2014-10-27 01:16:56)


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#33 2014-10-27 03:52:11

ClassicHasClass
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Re: Secure Sockets Layer (SSL/TLS)

techknight wrote:

So you got modern SSL going on classilla?

Well, let's say I got more modern SSL going on. This is being typed on my 7300.

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#34 2014-10-27 12:53:45

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Re: Secure Sockets Layer (SSL/TLS)

This is fantastic. If there's anything else we can do to assist with testing, do let us know. smile


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#35 2015-07-04 14:16:54

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Re: Secure Sockets Layer (SSL/TLS)

Some of our members may have noticed that we recently had a change to how we're handling SSL here. We have been able to make encrypted connections a user-selectable option.


If you access the website through http://www.thinkclassic.org, the forum will automatically use an unencrypted connection. You will be presented with a warning on the Login, Register and Profile forms that a more secure option is available, but we aren't stopping anyone from using this connection as long as they are aware of the risks.

If you access the website through https://www.thinkclassic.org, the forum will automatically use an encrypted connection.


We have updated our forum software to detect the protocol that was used to send an inbound request and respond to that request using the same protocol. This means you won't be flipping back and forth between the http and https versions of the site as you post, reply or update your profile. Whatever protocol you used to access us is the one the board software will use.

I believe this back and forth switching of protocols is what caused some users to experience dropped connections with Safari in OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.


We will eventually close this thread as a resolved issue, however comments are welcome for the time being. Any further feedback regarding this system can be directed to the Website & Community Feedback thread. If you encounter any issues with this system, feel free to report to us via the Reporting Site Issues thread or contact an administrator directly via email.


Thanks! smile

~ iMic.


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#36 2015-07-04 14:28:52

TheWhiteFalcon
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Re: Secure Sockets Layer (SSL/TLS)

Let's just blame it on discoveryd, the worst bit of code Apple's shipped since QuickDraw GX.

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