[aur-general] Git over HTTPS

Alan Jenkins alan.james.jenkins at gmail.com
Tue Jun 16 17:20:40 UTC 2015

Also may I remind you that the focus of this conversation is allowing users
in corporate environments access to be able to contribute to the AUR. These
environments block SSH for multiple reasons but are able to allow HTTPS as
they are able to more tightly regulate it.

We just need git/https and then there is no problem.

Also as I didn't want to have to type it all up myself here is a link that
explains how https is scanned:

On 16 June 2015 at 17:42, Alan Jenkins <alan.james.jenkins at gmail.com> wrote:

> Actually they very often strip https traffic too. I used to work for
> Symantec.cloud and we did both http and https scanning so don't try to say
> that it is not a valid argument as I assure you you can scan and do content
> filtering on https.
> On 16 June 2015 at 14:35, Manuel Reimer <manuel.reimer at gmx.de> wrote:
>> On 06/16/2015 08:24 AM, Alan Jenkins wrote:
>>> I am with the OP on this, having worked in a cloud security company I
>>> understand why they block port 22 out bound and know it to be a common
>>> problem. It is blocked to stop employees accidentally or intentionally
>>> leaking important customer or business data. You can also use SSH to
>>> bypass
>>> security measures in place within the network and even create tunnels
>>> back
>>> into the network.
>> You can do this via HTTPS, too.
>> --> Bad argument.
>> Manuel

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