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Re: [Bug-wget] Overly permissive hostname matching

From: Jeffrey Walton
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] Overly permissive hostname matching
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2014 11:47:46 -0400

On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 11:42 AM, Jeffrey Walton <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 11:38 AM, Daniel Kahn Gillmor
> <address@hidden> wrote:
>> On 03/19/2014 11:26 AM, Jeffrey Walton wrote:
>>> wget "http://publicsuffix.org/list/effective_tld_names.dat"; -O $MOZILLA_LIST
>> I recommend using the following HTTPS URL instead, so that you have some
>> level of cryptographic verification of the data before loading it:
>> https://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/raw-file/tip/netwerk/dns/effective_tld_names.dat
>> (this is what i use to update the debian publicsuffix package)
> Ah, good point. I did not even notice that.
OK, here's the reason for that:

$ ./eff_tld_names.sh
--2014-03-19 12:46:20--  https://publicsuffix.org/list/effective_tld_names.dat
Resolving publicsuffix.org (publicsuffix.org)...
Connecting to publicsuffix.org
(publicsuffix.org)||:443... failed: Connection refused.

(It sucks getting old. I should have remembered that there's no HTTPS
access t that list).


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