RIPE cookies [was]: Dreamhost hijacking my prefix...

Scott Weeks surfer at mauigateway.com
Wed Jan 16 19:12:21 UTC 2013


--- jbond at ripe.net wrote:
From: john <jbond at ripe.net>
----- On 1/11/13 8:28 PM, Scott Weeks wrote: -----
> RIPE needs to fix on their web site:
> "Please turn on the cookies on your browser to view this site."
> It doesn't have to be this way...
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I took a look at this site and unfortunately the use of cookies is very
ingrained into the code.  Removing the requirement breaks all
functionality of www.ris.ripe.net and changing the functionality would
require a rewrite of the site.  Our intention is that
http://stat.ripe.net/ will replace all functionality currently under
www.ris.ripe.net.  If RIPEstat doesn't provide the functionality you are
looking for, please request it by emailing us at stat at ripe.net.
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Hi john,

First, thank you for responding.  Second, what a bummer that RIPE's
code was written that way in the first place.  If it's done that 
way in stat.ripe.net as well, I (and others who are security-minded) 
will never get to use your site.  Maybe give "brian at merit" a holler 
before writing stat.ripe.net in such a way that one MUST allow cookies 
just to look at the site.  Maybe it's too late already. :-(  I haven't 
looked, yet...

scott



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