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Re: Bug#992692: general: Use https for {deb,security}.debian.org by default

On Wed, 2021-09-01 at 11:15 +0200, Helmut Grohne wrote:
> I believe that the discussion has later identified that doing so
> would
> break squid-deb-proxy-client and auto-apt-proxy. Given that the
> security
> benefits are not strong (beyond embracing good habits), I think the
> reasonable thing to do is keep preferring http.

That is an opt-in choice which likely only a small number of users use.
People wanting to use a caching proxy can just switch to http as part
of this choice; it doesn't seem a good reason to not use https by
default for all other users.

> Caching packages and transport level encryption are fundamentally
> incompatible.

No. You can explicitly configure apt to use a local caching mirror or
use a trusted TLS certificate for the mirror the proxy impersonates.


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