HTTPS-everywhere vs. proxy caching
jra at baylink.com
Fri May 3 19:06:31 UTC 2013
It occurs to me that I don't believe I've seen any discussion of the
Unexpected Consequence of pervasive HTTPS replacing HTTP for unauthenticated
sessions, like non-logged-in users browsing sites like Wikipedia.
That traffic's not cacheable, is it? Proxy caches on services like
mobile 3/4G, or smaller ISPs, or larger corporations can't cache it, I
wouldn't think, which means both that they will see traffic increases,
and that the end sites will as well.
Has this been discussed and I missed it? Do I improperly understand
transparent caching? Or is this just a bomb waiting to go off?
I assume that Wikipedia themselves are on top of the idea that their
in-house reverse-proxies won't be carrying that traffic (though I don't
actually know what their architecture looks like anymore), but..
Jay R. Ashworth Baylink jra at baylink.com
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