https (was: Re: Exploit for DNS Cache Poisoning - RELEASED)

Jeffrey Ollie jeff at
Thu Jul 24 23:56:24 UTC 2008

On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 3:05 AM, Steven M. Bellovin <smb at> wrote:
> The round trip issue affects latency, which in turn affects perceived
> responsiveness.  This is quite definitely the reason why gmail doesn't
> always use https (though it, unlike some other web sites, doesn't
> refuse to use it).

Interestingly enough, Google just added a feature to GMail to force
secure connections:


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