Re: [Rd] rsync -> cvs down?

From: Martin Maechler <maechler_at_stat.math.ethz.ch>
Date: Tue 20 Jul 2004 - 04:25:14 EST

>>>>> "UweL" == Uwe Ligges <ligges@statistik.uni-dortmund.de>
>>>>> on Mon, 19 Jul 2004 20:01:07 +0200 writes:

    UweL> A.J. Rossini wrote:
    >> The svn server appears to be down.

    UweL> Actually, I'm just checking out a developer release from

    UweL> https://svn.r-project.org/R/trunk/

    UweL> Note that https is required,
    UweL>               ^
    UweL> the unsecured http protocol seems not to be working...

On purpose: It's "firewalled out".

I'm sorry: I've never mentioned this explicitly in my e-mails to Doug and R-core :
Since we (R-core and potentially other people working on

         projects off svn.r-project.org) *will* need authentication, I just wanted to make sure that no plain text authentication can happen (and be sniffed and then misused for yet another cracker attack)

Please also note that the SSL certificate for https://svn.r-project.org/

Certificate information:

may seem to be fishy to you, but do accept it. AFAIK, only in certain places of the world (inside the US only?), you can get free "trusted certificates". I've been told (by our departmental webmaster) that for us, a trusted certificate would cost around
1000.- swiss francs PER YEAR. In case anyone wants to investigate: He mentioned http://www.verisign.com/products/site/secure/

But then, you can accept the certificate permanently and won't be asked about it anymore.



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