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#1: 06 May 2016 11:45 - Edited

offline Krett12

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It'd just be nice if HTTPS is failing for some reason.

#2: 06 May 2016 11:52

offline Jacob

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You mean HTTPS, not SSH...?
Anyway, we are not going to do that as most users wouldn't think to type in the "https://" themselves and would be subjected to an insecure connection. Also, CloudFlare is extremely reliable and if their HTTPS isn't working, it is more than likely that the website would be completely inaccessible, since that would likely be part of a much larger problem.

Thank you for your suggestion.


Jacob G.
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#3: 08 May 2016 15:37

offline Krett12

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1) Yes, I do. I was half-asleep when I wrote that.

2) I meant specifically putting a :80 at the end (the port used for regular connections)

3) ...but you aren't in charge of CloudFlare.

#4: 09 May 2016 01:50

offline Jacob

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Krett12 wrote
1) Yes, I do. I was half-asleep when I wrote that.

2) I meant specifically putting a :80 at the end (the port used for regular connections)

3) ...but you aren't in charge of CloudFlare.

2. Believe it or not, the server actually can't tell whether or not you typed in the :80. All it knows is whether you are connecting on port 80 (HTTP) or 443 (HTTPS). Also, the HTTPS management is upstream of our server on CloudFlare, and my options are only "require HTTPS" and "don't require HTTPS", and the second one implements the situation I described in my previous post.

3. No, I'm not. I don't see how that is relevant. The way our system works, CloudFlare communicates with our server over a secure connection, and then it sends the content to the user over a different secure connection. The HTTPS that the end-user sees is managed by CloudFlare.


Jacob G.
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#5: 09 May 2016 01:55

offline Krett12

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2) Oh, I didn't actually know that.

3) Oh, I thought CloudFlare was your hosting service (I forgot it was G***i)

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