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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 5:33 pm    Post subject: HTTPS links in notification e-mails from the Gentoo forum Reply with quote

Hello.

I'm accessing the Gentoo forum via HTTPS only, but I get notification e-mails with HTTP links. Is it possible to change this and have HTTPS links in e-mails from the forum? I couldn't find such an option in my profile.

Thank you.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just did a quick test and it looks like you can just add the "s" to "http". Just copy the link from your mail client and change "http" to "https" before hitting enter. I don't remember ever seeing an option to receive notifications with https links.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As a slightly less annoying workaround, you can use the HTTPS Everywhere extension.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ant P. wrote:
As a slightly less annoying workaround, you can use the HTTPS Everywhere extension.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ant P. wrote:
As a slightly less annoying workaround, you can use the HTTPS Everywhere extension.
+1 - and FWIW, it is not (only) a work around, or ?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

audiodef wrote:
I just did a quick test and it looks like you can just add the "s" to "http". Just copy the link from your mail client and change "http" to "https" before hitting enter. I don't remember ever seeing an option to receive notifications with https links.

Yes, it works for me too. It is what I currently do.

Ant P. wrote:
As a slightly less annoying workaround, you can use the HTTPS Everywhere extension.

I'll try it. Thank you for the suggestion.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

toralf wrote:
+1 - and FWIW, it is not (only) a work around, or ?

Well a proper fix would be to have an extra pref for whether to use https for all links (like LWN does), but this should work just as well.

Besides, the last thing the forum needs right now is more modifications... they've been stuck trying to update to phpBB3 for years because there's too much to port over.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ant P. wrote:
they've been stuck trying to update to phpBB3 for years because there's too much to port over.


I take this to mean they'd have to do a fresh install and not a board upgrade because of the major version difference?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a partial list of the differences from vanilla phpBB, you can see most of those are bespoke features. It's not actually a lot of code to reimplement them, but ensuring an upgrade doesn't break all the content currently here would be a huge amount of work.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's the point? It's a self-signed certificate anyway, isn't it?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BoneKracker,

Gentoo uses CAcert as the root certification authority.

However, most browsers don't ship with the CACert certificate installed. Yes, gentoo could provide a patch but its really up to uses whose certificates they want to trust.
Install the CAcert certificate, if you trust it, of course
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My mistake.

My browser uses the system's root certificates (the /etc/ssl/cacertificates.crt file, which I understand is a consolidated representation of all the certificates in the package).. I see CAcert.org.pem in the directory, so I assume it's in the consolidated crt file. Yet bugzilla always comes up red (warning me there's an issue with the certificate), and the same happens if I try to use https with forums.gentoo.com.

What am I doing wrong?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BoneKracker,

I've always had to install the CAcert for it to be used. I've never looked in the certificate package.
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