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https://forums.xkcd.com unable to connect

Postby headprogrammingczar » Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:54 pm UTC

I am unable to connect to https://forums.xkcd.com. HTTP works, HTTPS does not. An attempt from the command line:

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$ telnet forums.xkcd.com 443
Trying 104.196.146.194...
telnet: connect to address 104.196.146.194: Connection refused
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Re: https://forums.xkcd.com unable to connect

Postby Flumble » Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:37 pm UTC

As far as I know the forums have never had a secure connection available.

Note that domains are pointing to very different machines, so it's not that weird that the forums never got a certificate. (other than "it's 2017 man! certificates are free!" if the administrator can install certbot or serve/proxy the forum through caddy)

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Re: https://forums.xkcd.com unable to connect

Postby headprogrammingczar » Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:25 pm UTC

Ah, it looks like xkcd.com switched to https then, and the protocol is carrying over.
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