Re: HTTPS for Debian archive mirrors, and CAA
On Tue Sep 19, 2017 at 01:15:03 +0800, Boyuan Yang wrote:
> 在 2017年9月18日星期一 CST 下午6:01:19，Julien Cristau 写道：
> The necessity of setting up https-enabled mirror sites has been discussed
> several times before and there's no need to repeat it again here. Removing
> such ability from ftp*.*.debian.org is a step backward, unfortunately.
This is not a step backwards but forwards. The current situation is
even worse for end users. From time to time DSA needs to repoint
ftp.<CC>.debian.org to different machines. End users will then expect
https to work where-ever we point the mirror entry to.
With https enabled, we can not do that unless we share certificates or
even private SSL keys among all mirrors, which nearly none of them we
Thus, this change improves the current situation, as end users will have
a defined working setup, which Debian can control.
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