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Fri Mar 31, 2017, 11:45 AM

Expect occasional downtime over the next week or so while we upgrade our security

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Over the next few days we will be implementing HTTPS, so that all of our visitors will be able to browse the site securely over an encrypted connection.

There is likely to be occasional downtime as we implement this upgrade, with little-or-no warning ahead of time. Any downtime that does occur is likely to be relatively brief.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we make this change.

The DU Admins

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Reply Expect occasional downtime over the next week or so while we upgrade our security (Original post)
Elad Mar 2017 OP
CousinIT Mar 2017 #1
Bernardo de La Paz Mar 2017 #16
still_one Mar 2017 #27
Honeycombe8 Mar 2017 #29
ismnotwasm Mar 2017 #2
elleng Mar 2017 #3
unblock Mar 2017 #4
anneboleyn Mar 2017 #25
sheshe2 Mar 2017 #5
nolabear Mar 2017 #6
hibbing Mar 2017 #7
BumRushDaShow Mar 2017 #8
Bernardo de La Paz Mar 2017 #19
BumRushDaShow Mar 2017 #28
CGK Mar 2017 #9
red dog 1 Mar 2017 #36
RKP5637 Mar 2017 #10
Dorn Mar 2017 #11
ffr Mar 2017 #12
byronius Mar 2017 #13
DinahMoeHum Mar 2017 #14
elmac Mar 2017 #15
TDale313 Mar 2017 #17
SharonAnn Mar 2017 #18
Laffy Kat Mar 2017 #33
mopinko Mar 2017 #46
L. Coyote Mar 2017 #20
Doreen Mar 2017 #24
CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2017 #44
Name removed Apr 2017 #66
Me. Mar 2017 #21
pecosbob Mar 2017 #22
Laffy Kat Mar 2017 #31
pecosbob Mar 2017 #40
Laffy Kat Mar 2017 #42
fleabiscuit Mar 2017 #23
annabanana Mar 2017 #26
Laffy Kat Mar 2017 #30
edhopper Mar 2017 #32
LineReply .
dae Mar 2017 #34
malaise Mar 2017 #35
red dog 1 Mar 2017 #37
ornotna Mar 2017 #38
DippyDem Mar 2017 #39
58Sunliner Mar 2017 #41
Bill USA Mar 2017 #43
Fluke a Snooker Mar 2017 #45
mopinko Mar 2017 #47
Skittles Mar 2017 #48
Hekate Mar 2017 #49
secondwind Mar 2017 #50
workinclasszero Mar 2017 #51
Lifelong Protester Mar 2017 #52
sellitman Mar 2017 #53
littlemissmartypants Mar 2017 #54
sueh Apr 2017 #55
lillypaddle Apr 2017 #56
BigOleDummy Apr 2017 #57
blaze Apr 2017 #58
IndianaDave Apr 2017 #59
RainCaster Apr 2017 #60
steve2470 Apr 2017 #61
LP2K12 Apr 2017 #62
Rhiannon12866 Apr 2017 #63
defacto7 Apr 2017 #64
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Response to Elad (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 11:49 AM

1. Happy to hear you're doing this.

Thanks!

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Response to CousinIT (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 12:24 PM

16. Yup. Lot's other sites have switched. Kudos & thanks to DU for an excellent site. . . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #16)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 01:15 PM

27. Google is motivating web sites to do it

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Response to CousinIT (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 01:19 PM

29. +1. nt

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Response to Elad (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 11:49 AM

2. Okey dokey.

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Response to Elad (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 11:49 AM

3. Thanks for doing this, and warning us.

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Response to Elad (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 11:49 AM

4. fully supportive of any measure that sticks it to agent boris.

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Response to unblock (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 01:03 PM

25. Yes, exactly, thank you. I will probably go crazy during the downtime but security is important!!!

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Response to Elad (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 11:52 AM

5. Thanks for the update.

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Response to Elad (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 11:55 AM

6. Thank you! You take good care of us.

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Response to Elad (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 11:58 AM

7. Great, best of luck with the upgrades n/t

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Response to Elad (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 12:00 PM

8. That will mean folks may or will need to change their "favorites/bookmarks" to the site I expect.

Good luck!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #8)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 12:27 PM

19. Should work fine. I think all https sites accept http and convert it to https automatically.

So your first page request via bookmark may be insecure but any browsing expanding out from there on the site is https.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #19)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 01:18 PM

28. They would have to have their host explictly redirect it

and/or do it within their own server code.

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Response to Elad (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 12:06 PM

9. Thank you,

So glad you're doing this.

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Response to CGK (Reply #9)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 01:53 PM

36. Welcome to DU!

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Response to Elad (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 12:13 PM

10. Happy to hear this!!! Excellent!!!

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Response to Elad (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 12:16 PM

11. Can't you postpone it until the whole Trump bizarro world shakes out -- oh wait...

That'll never happen.

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Response to Elad (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 12:18 PM

12. You are awesome and your work is greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

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Response to Elad (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 12:18 PM

13. Let us put on our heaviest digital armor and sharpen the edge of our mighty sword of intellect.

Then shall we go forth.

Love this place.

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Response to Elad (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 12:21 PM

14. Thanks for the heads up.

It bears repeating: YOU GUYS ROCK !!

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Response to Elad (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 12:23 PM

15. Very good, thank you! nt

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Response to Elad (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 12:24 PM

17. Thank you...

For doing this and for the heads up 🙂

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Response to Elad (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 12:25 PM

18. Great! I still relive my despair over losing DU the night of the election and the following week.

I was in such distress and had nowhere to go for communication.

Do everything you need to do to keep the site safe! We always need DU, but during this turbulent time it's even more important than ever.

Thanks for all you do.

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Response to SharonAnn (Reply #18)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 01:24 PM

33. I have FB friended a couple of Du-ers for just such an event.

Let me know if you want to "friend",

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #33)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 03:11 PM

46. me too.

follow my fb farm link in my sig line, you can go to my personal page from there. (ok, like my farm on the way through.)

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Response to Elad (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 12:39 PM

20. Hope all goes smoothly.

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Response to L. Coyote (Reply #20)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 12:57 PM

24. Oh, beautiful.

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Response to L. Coyote (Reply #20)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 02:35 PM

44. What a great cartoon! It made me laugh out loud! n/t

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Response to Elad (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 12:39 PM

21. Excellent News

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Response to Elad (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 12:45 PM

22. Great...just switched to Tor last week.

Last edited Fri Mar 31, 2017, 02:29 PM - Edit history (1)

Let's make things Pooty-proof.

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Response to pecosbob (Reply #22)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 01:23 PM

31. How do I do that? nt

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #31)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 02:23 PM

40. https://www.torproject.org/download/download

Saying goodbye to javascript and flash helps retain your privacy but kinda sucks if you like watching video over the internet. Also understand that using a VPN may make you a target of government scrutiny.

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Response to pecosbob (Reply #40)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 02:25 PM

42. Thanks.

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Response to Elad (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 12:51 PM

23. Good. nt

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Response to Elad (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 01:08 PM

26. The more secur the better.. In this climate, I would HATE for DU

to start having serious problems.

I'm sure it's a target. Now more than ever, I'm sure the election night outage was malicious and might even have been russian.

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Response to Elad (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 01:22 PM

30. Thanks for the heads up.

I won't freak out when it happens. We DU addicts get punchy during outages.

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Response to Elad (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 01:23 PM

32. Take that

you Rusky bastards!

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Response to Elad (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 01:25 PM

34. .

👍🏼👍🏼

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Response to Elad (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 01:33 PM

35. OK then

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Response to Elad (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 01:58 PM

37. Thanks much!

(You can't have too much security these days)

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Response to Elad (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 02:02 PM

38. I'm sure it will all go just as planned.



Thanks guys.

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Response to Elad (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 02:15 PM

39. Great move! Thank you!

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Response to Elad (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 02:25 PM

41. Thanks!

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Response to Elad (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 02:32 PM

43. ALRIGHT! Good to keep the web-site most hated by RWers as secure as possible.

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Response to Elad (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 02:46 PM

45. That's staying on the right side of the blue!

Tee it up on the red(tater)s from there...

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Response to Elad (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 03:12 PM

47. hope this makes it easier for mirt.

and for the guy holding the ban hammer.

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Response to Elad (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 03:27 PM

48. this is why I keep a star membership

this site EVOLVES.....yes INDEED

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Response to Elad (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 03:27 PM

49. Thanks, Elad!

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Response to Elad (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 03:36 PM

50. I will still be here.. n/t

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Response to Elad (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 05:06 PM

51. Great

Screw the Putin bros!

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Response to Elad (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 05:15 PM

52. I would like to add my thanks.

I want you to do whatever you have to in order to keep us safe here.

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Response to Elad (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 05:48 PM

53. Putin pruf I hope.

Dam Russian hackers.

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Response to Elad (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 06:07 PM

54. ♡Elad ♡ eom

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Response to Elad (Original post)

Sat Apr 1, 2017, 12:45 AM

55. Thanks for the heads up, Elad!

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Response to Elad (Original post)

Sat Apr 1, 2017, 04:41 AM

56. No wonder that DU is a first-rate site

You guys do an outstanding job. Thanks!

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Response to Elad (Original post)

Sat Apr 1, 2017, 06:16 AM

57. But.......

... Where else is there to go? Love this place, took me a long time to sign up but here for a long time. Thanks for the heads up!

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Response to Elad (Original post)

Sat Apr 1, 2017, 07:22 AM

58. Thanks for the heads up!

Now I won't totally freak out when it goes down... provided it comes back quickly!!

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Response to Elad (Original post)

Sat Apr 1, 2017, 10:04 AM

59. Thanks for the info and the upgrade.

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Response to Elad (Original post)

Sat Apr 1, 2017, 01:12 PM

60. Thank you thank you thank you nt

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Response to Elad (Original post)

Sat Apr 1, 2017, 01:12 PM

61. Thanks for doing this, Elad and Skinner

This will make us more secure (but of course not perfectly secure, no website is) and keep us current with current web technologies.

Google Is Requiring HTTPS for Secure Data in Chrome

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Response to Elad (Original post)

Mon Apr 3, 2017, 08:56 AM

62. Thanks for this...

Just got done updating one of my sites to this as well.

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Response to Elad (Original post)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 04:37 AM

63. As always, thank you, Skinner!

I was on DU.1 and can remember so many additions and improvements from over the years. But DU was then, as it is now, the best site on the internets...

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Response to Elad (Original post)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 04:22 PM

64. Bravo on the new https!

Working great here....

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