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Re: buildds: "Authentication warning overridden."

On Sun, Nov 11, 2007 at 09:24:12AM -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 11, 2007 at 01:27:14PM +0100, Florian Weimer wrote:
> > * Wouter Verhelst:
> > > That's inevitable because http://incoming.debian.org is not signed; The
> > > update frequency of that repository (which is available only to buildd
> > > hosts by IP and/or password protection) makes that impossible -- or at
> > > least that's what I understood; you may want to check with ftp-masters
> > > for the full story.
> > In this case, HTTPS should be used to download the packages, together
> > with proper certificate validation.  This has got the added benefit that
> > passwords aren't sent in the clear (well, unless an error occurs, but
> > this is a separate issue).
> I believe the Packages file is only exposed over ssh, so there is a trusted
> path - just not one that apt recognizes as being adequate to eliminate the
> authentication warning.

No, that's not true; the Packages files are downloaded over HTTP. This
is just regular apt at work here.

> (Which is unfortunate, because AFAIK the "accept
> unauthenticated packages" flag can't be enabled on a per-source basis.)

That, indeed, is very unfortunate.

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