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Re: Gopher over TLS

Glad to see you are still working on this (Sebastiaan)!
Interested in writing an RFC and submit it to the RFC Editor?


Am 12.05.20 um 05:41 schrieb Sean Conner:
It was thus said that the Great Sebastiaan Deckers once stated:
FWIW, I drafted a spec of Gopher over TLS. Published the server and client
libraries and deployed them in production.


   Not bad, I like it.  I also would *love* if the existing clients that
attempt TLS over gopher would follow this bit:

	If the TCP/IP socket was successful but the attempt fails without
	receiving a ServerHello message, a GoT client may attempt to connect
	without TLS, treating the connection as plaintext Gopher. This
	failure may be cached for as long as the server's DNS records are

There's at least one client out there (I think it's a web-to-gopher proxy)
that attempts to ust TLS *every damn time* it makes a request and frankly,
I'm close to just outright blocking that IP address.  Once a day (the
current TTL for 'gopher.conman.org') isn't bad, but *every single time* is
just rude (in my opinion).

   -spc (My other pet peeve of gopher clients is the notion that every
	selector starts with a '/' ... )

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