[maemo-community] [maemo2midgard] HTTP vs HTTPS

From: Niels Breet maemo at breet.com
Date: Tue May 6 13:13:39 EEST 2008
On Tue, May 6, 2008 11:54, Dave Neary wrote:
> Hi all,
> Can someone explain to me why, once I've logged in, all the pages are in
> https? Every time I search for a page through Google, I enter the wiki via
> http, and I need to manually log in at each visit. It's becoming annoying
> :)

This is done because of caching. The http version of maemo.org is static
and is cached with squid. The https version is dynamic, based on your
login/preferences etc. This version can not be cached by squid.

The dynamic version is a lot heavier for the infrastructure.

There is already a project going on for hardware/server upgrades, so that
we can be able to remove the static cache. Marcell and Eero are discussing
the hardware options with the ISP.

If everything goes the way it is planned, this http/https problem should
be a thing of the past soon.

> Cheers,
> Dave.
- Niels

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