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Thread: Forum Server Maintenance (enabling secure https)

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    Forum Server Maintenance (enabling secure https)

    I'm fiddling with the forum server settings today, to enable secure https: access.

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    You can still access the forum with either http: (not secure) or https: (encrypted).

    However, all the links now begin with "https://". Most browsers will probably require you to log in again upon accessing with https, if you're previously logged in using http.

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    The hosting service for the popular WiFi / LAN web site
    http://forums.smallnetbuilder.com/index.php

    was hit with a denial of service attack last two days. Took them that long to stop the barrage, or the attackers stopped.
    There was little/no access for most of 2 days - servers overwhelmed.

    Maybe less likely on a smaller hosting service.

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    Well Kudos, It seems it was seamless for me this morning I didn't notice anything different unless for some reason accessing the Teensy forum was much faster than any other site this morning, pages loaded significantly faster than my other browsing. I generally browse on a laptop a little distance from the router and the link is not as good so slow loads are noticeable.

    Thanks for doing this

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    I am finding various weirdities if I check the box to keep me logged in, go away for a period of time, and then come back to see if there are any new posts.

    Sometimes I am still logged in as before, and all is cool.

    Sometimes I am not logged in, and I have to re-log back in, even though I've only been away an hour or so. However, the redirect page from the login is invalid, but if I go back to the forum link, everything is fine.

    Sometimes I am still logged in, but all of the icons on the left side indicate there are new posts to read. Even if I go into the forums, and use the mark thread read, and go back to the top level, and hit refresh, all of the forums indicate unread posts.

    I use Google chrome on an old Fedora 11 system, but it is a back level version (26.0.1410.63-192696). Note, I read pjrc.com from several systems (Fedora 11, Fedora 19, and RHEL 6.5).

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    Michael, any change you've got a bookmark or link that still points to a URL beginning "http://"

    I have a few. Just used one now, and indeed I wasn't logged in when accessing using "http:", but as soon as I click any link within the forum, it goes to "https://" and I'm logged in again.

    Maybe it's time to turn on automatic redirect from http: to https: ?

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    Yes, my bookmark was to http://. I've switched it to https:// and it works better. I did do a log off, log back on sequence, but I didn't go so far as to delete any pjrc.com cookies manually.

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    https here
    Firefox latest
    Win 7

    no issues

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    Seems to work just fine with Debian 7.7 and Chrome

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    I've added a redirect for all unsecure http. All old links should now end up redirecting you to https.

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    Works fine on my iPhone as well as Safari 8 on a Yosemite system.

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