I don't see the point personally. There's no REALLY sensitive data. If you donate it's through PayPal so that's locked down.
Don't see the need for encrypted browsing (here, at least). Https for login would be useful, given the potential for sniffing along the path out to the Internet that most schools negotiate (school -> contracted providers / lea -> Internet). But, it's an internet forum - no-one should be using anything than throwaway passwords.
Just wondering what ever happened to this. I was just wondering because in the next few week i would like to use this site on untrusted internet connections such as wifi hotspots. I would like my credentials to be protected.
If it's going to happen, may I recommend StartSSL - reasonable price but well-run authority, and the root certificate is now accepted by all majors.
I think you have far too much time on your hands, for what we use the site for its just bonkers!
Sorry it got pushed back because we were getting ready to move hosting in Easter and then had a new server added just before the summer but I will take another look at it. There is a few things that will cause a problem currently but I am sure I can hack around it.
FN-GM (29th October 2009)
FNGM just set up a VPN to your home connection and tunnel through that wherever you go.
Works great for me, and gives me a UK IP too, so iplayer etc all work wherever I am in the world
I used to but it to much of a pain, plus i got rid of the hardware and it wouldn't run on mac. It was also slowww because out my connection speed. I live in a village on the edge of the moors so that means slow internet
I run squid for when i just want a basic http proxy to give me a ukip and openvpn for full blown tunneleing everything, no special hardware required..
But I guess 2mb upstream from the uk does help.. Iplayer streams seamlessly
my download speed only just gets to 1mb, i wouldnt really want a server running either.
powdarrmonkey (29th October 2009)
Further to this poll and the server move I have implemented an initial beta "Secure" login button now. Its not fully implemented everywhere yet but the main login boxes have the changes. IE users may get a prompt about non https content which is safe to ignore. I am working on a fix for that IE issue but its being pain....
The only thing you can currently do via https is login. I will be allowing secure registration soon though too.
Please let me know of any issues.
EDIT: Please note by default hitting "enter" to submit the form will use the non-secure login. To login securely you must click the "Secure" button, at this point the login details will be submitted to the secure url and then you are redirected back to unsecure browsing.
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