[outages] Akamai Cert Issues today

coolhandluke coolhandluke at coolhandluke.org
Sun Oct 4 21:28:36 UTC 2015

On 2015-10-04 14:42, Jay Ashworth wrote:
>> as to why your users just started it, nfi. my best guess is that they
>> weren't using https previously.
> Well, "more people may be using HTTPS-Anywhere" may have something to
> do with it.

fwiw, https-anywhere doesn't just try to connect via https to every site 
you visit. there are rules that control where it will use https over 
plain http.

irs.gov and www.irs.gov are explicitly disabled, however, so it's not 

cf. https://goo.gl/zTlzAu, lines 135-136.

> Or, it might be that some new browser release just enabled HTTP/2.0, 
> which
> in many implementations *requires* SSL and might also trip this, as 
> noted
> in a posting on the topic which I just inadvertantly posted to this 
> same
> mailing list 5 minutes ago.  :-)

that's possible, i don't know enough about http/2.0 to comment.


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