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Re: [Bug-wget] (no subject)

From: Ben Smith
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] (no subject)
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2009 11:29:48 -0700 (PDT)

OK, I was thrown off by the following line:
> To connect to dss.ucar.edu insecurely, use `--no-check-certificate'.
I guess it's referring to the fact that wget can't verify the security rather 
than it won't be encrypted.

----- Original Message ----
> From: Tony Lewis <address@hidden>
> To: Ben Smith <address@hidden>
> Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 2009 11:21:30 AM
> Subject: RE: [Bug-wget] (no subject)
> Ben Smith wrote in reply to Rodrigo S Wanderley:
> > That might not be a good option as it would now be an insecure connection.
> > Obviously, I don't know if that is an issue for this use, but it's
> something
> > to consider. Unfortunately, I can't help with an alternate solution that
> > would use a secure connection.
> The use of --no-check-certificate does not make the session insecure. It
> tells wget that you, the user, trust the validity of the certificate
> provided by the server even though wget cannot independently verify it.
> All other aspects of the SSL session are processed normally.
> Tony


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