[arch-mirrors] ftp.acc.umu.se now HTTPS enabled

Niklas Edmundsson nikke at acc.umu.se
Mon Dec 12 08:31:34 UTC 2016

On Sun, 11 Dec 2016, Florian Pritz via arch-mirrors wrote:

> On 11.12.2016 11:07, Niklas Edmundsson wrote:
>> We do however recommend using HTTP and signatures rather than relying
>> on HTTPS for file integrity.
> We always use signatures if available. HTTPS is just a bonus for privacy.

Ah, OK.

>> While the CPU load of HTTPS on clients is negligable, the server CPU
>> load becomes quite a task for organizations like ACC that are running
>> on 5+ years old donated hardware. Especially when combined with the
>> goal of being able to push multiple tens of gigabits...
> I'm not sure how to understand that. I can't control how our users
> connect to your server if I list both URLs. I'd expect them to switch to
> HTTPS, but if you feel like you can't handle the load, it's probably
> better if I don't list it.
> What do you want me to do?

List it. We'll need some real load anyway to see how it pans out 
beyond the theoretical sphere. We don't expect any real issues before 
we get the network upgrade early next year anyway, so...

  Niklas Edmundsson, Admin @ {acc,hpc2n}.umu.se      |     nikke at acc.umu.se
  I can't believe it. I've heard of this disease.   Beverly

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