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Re: serving ELPA over HTTP/S

From: Ivan Shmakov
Subject: Re: serving ELPA over HTTP/S
Date: Mon, 04 May 2015 17:20:46 +0000
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>>>>> "TZ" == Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden> writes:
>>>>> On Mon, 04 May 2015 11:41:09 -0400 Stefan Monnier wrote:


 TZ> * warn and possibly abort when ELPA transfers are done over HTTP *
 TZ> offer to switch the "gnu" ELPA archive to https://elpa.gnu.org

 SM> Why?

 TZ> Because HTTP is worse than HTTP/S as a software delivery channel in
 TZ> almost every way.

        … Except for the cache-ability, where HTTP is a sure winner.

        Debian, which is known to use HTTP for deliver .deb packages for
        decades now, even offers specialized software to use as an HTTP
        caching proxy for APT repositories – such as apt-cacher,
        apt-cacher-ng and approx.  The software which isn’t entirely out
        of any demand; consider, e. g., [1]:

 rank name                            inst  vote   old recent no-files
2036  apt-cacher-ng                   1473   964   411    97     1
3408  apt-cacher                       358   297    51     8     2
3677  approx                           288   246    39     3     0

[1] http://popcon.debian.org/source/by_vote.gz


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