Support for http-only repository


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Currently we can not use http only protocol to access  all armbian packages .

There is a http => https redirection .

 

This redirection prevent the usage of squid-proxy to optimize bandwidth .

I understand in other side the usage of https , the need of privacy/trust .

 

Can you propose a http-only alternative ?

 

Multiple solutions are possible :

  •   no redirection , but you can still promote https urls
  •   a second url that will be provide a http only access to repository

 

because we can change the user-agent for apt  via this parameter Acquire::http::User-Agent

  •   a rule based on user-agent that prevent redirection
  •   a rule based on user-agent that do the redirection , with a default configuration for armbian .

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On 4/25/2020 at 9:51 PM, Echomike444 said:

This redirection prevent the usage of squid-proxy to optimize bandwidth .

I understand in other side the usage of https , the need of privacy/trust .

 

Release file is signed so I'd guess https is not mandatory.

It would allow for caching and offloading apt.armbian.com, I'm using ISP's proxy but I'm guessing they also do some http caching along the way to improve their network.

 

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