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bio website velox.cc
location Edinburgh
age 23
visits member for 8 months
seen Aug 4 at 16:44

Not much to say really. I am a student at Edinburgh University studying computer science.


Jan
29
comment Is it bad to redirect http to https?
@Brilliand Fair point, but a weak point in security makes the entire thing weak. Always worth considering.
Jan
28
comment Is it bad to redirect http to https?
@codingoutloud That's my point. Over HTTPS they are encrypted, but in the initial request to the HTTP page they were not.
Jan
28
comment Is it bad to redirect http to https?
More people need to pay attention to this as well. Another thing is that people assume they are secure because the end point is HTTPS, ignoring the fact that all the information sent to the page in GETs or POSTs is in plain text.
Jan
28
awarded  Supporter
Dec
2
comment Apache serves some file types slowly… sometimes
So all of these things did cross my mind, but I don't believe it is any of them. When I monitor the data transfer rate, that is what is what changes. This rules out compression. As for the internet connection, I thought it may be rate limiting certain file types, but compressing the file, to mask it's actual file type, doesn't change the transfer speed. Finally there is the file system stuff. It is just an ext4 disk. Nothing fancy. Also, these problems only appear sometimes. And I haven't seen any particular pattern yet.
Dec
1
asked Apache serves some file types slowly… sometimes
Dec
1
awarded  Autobiographer