Re: Debian mirrors and MITM
On Fri, 30 May 2014, Joey Hess wrote:
> Alfie John wrote:
> > Taking a look at the Debian mirror list, I see none serving over HTTPS:
> > https://www.debian.org/mirror/list
> https://mirrors.kernel.org/debian is the only one I know of.
> It would be good to have a few more, because there are situations where
> debootstrap is used without debian-archive-keyring being available, and
> recent versions of debootstrap try to use https in that situation, to at
> least get the weak CA level of security.
That doesn't buy you anything. Mirrors, even if you trusted them, don't
use authenticated syncing protocols.
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