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Piotr GRD

Member Since 26 Sep 2010
Offline Last Active Feb 01 2021 08:11 PM

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In Topic: Suggestion to Disable TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 for all users

26 August 2020 - 05:58 PM


I use XP and I have a support for SNI-based SSL with no problem in such browsers like Firefox, Chrome, Opera (even the old "real" one v12) or with cURL used with PHP. I didn't check the cURL, but newer browsers (not Opera v12) for default are using TLS 1.2.


However there IS a problem with connecting to SOME websites/servers. I'm not sure why exactly, but probably because of the way the 'handshake' is made or because of how the certificates are verified.




What is a difference for YOU using TLS 1.2 or 1.3 for your connections if SOMEONE ELSE is using TLS 1.1 or 1.0 or is not using encryption at all? Why do you want to force on EVERYONE to use only newest encryption methods?


Remember that forcing newer encryption methods means that you are forcing updates of software. Updating software quite often means forcing the system updates. Forcing system updates quite often means forcing the hardware upgrade or change.


What's for to change the hardware if old one is still working? That's not economical AND not ecological. Even if you will properly in 100% recycle the old hardware (which is currently not tha case) then while transporting it, during the whole recycle process, during production of new hardware, packing it and transporting (very often on very large distance) you are using additional  resources and producing additional trash and pollution.


In my opinion the old hardware should be used for as long as it's possible and that's why I don't really understand this eagerness to update and upgrade everything so quickly with disabling support for older softwares, which means cutting access for everyone that can not or don't want to get new hardware.


And no, security is not an argument for me, because with having old system and old software and computer running 24/7 I have no problems with security since... 2006? And in 2006 that was simply my stupidity and not system or software problem. If someone is conscious/aware computer user than can use older software and have no problems, while if someone is unwise then even yesterday's update won't be enough to protect him.

In Topic: [HH#966585] Current Opportunity- Existing Link on your Website

20 July 2020 - 04:48 AM

@ Krydos

I think that the keywords are:

We noticed that this link is actually a link, which means that you're not fully giving credit to our source in the eyes of search

I think that Leah would prefer different anchor text.


@ Leah

I think that all the people in the internet should create content for other people, not for search engines or any other bots. "Link which is actually a link" is in my opinion great for people, every person knows where it leads to, while "links with special keywords as anchor text" are sometimes confusing as to where these links actually lead to.


And search engines... Let it evolve. How it worked and what was important for search engines 20 years ago?... And how it will work in next 20 years? Faster we will understand that the content should be for people, that important is to how it looks in the human eyes, faster search engine developers will have to modify them to reflect this.

In Topic: [Solved] Tommy /tmp is full

28 June 2020 - 05:56 PM

I can copy my above post from March.


Space left on Tommy's /tmp = 684 kB

Space left on Ricky's /tmp = 52 MB

Space left on Johnny's /tmp = 528 MB

In Topic: Alternatives for ZeroSSL.com ? Getting Let's Encrypt certificates

19 June 2020 - 06:24 AM

@ sohamb03

It looks that it's using ZeroSSL and also requires being registered.


@ Krydos

When trying to paste LE account key that I've already created in the past with ZeroSSL, it warns me that it's incorrectly formatted. Maybe that's just different prefix?... I'll try to play with it later.




After browsing a little bit, personally - on Windows - I found it easy, quick and comfortable to use Win32/Win64 portable client: https://github.com/d...ypt-LE/releases

It doesn't require any installation, no dependencies, you just need to type the right command.

So it's not web based, I wonder how easy (or not) it will be to instruct some total layman.

In Topic: [Solved] Can the Document Root of my main domain be changed?

11 April 2020 - 08:27 PM

This *is* annoying in cPanel.

But there are two other options (only second one is possible on HelioHost) to have all domains files (including main one) in separate folders.


First option to deal with it in cPanel is to have all addon domains pointed to the folders outside of the main public_html. This is *intentionally* not possible on HelioHost.


Second option is to use .htaccess rewrite engine. Create new "maindomainfolder" folder inside of public_html, move all main domain files in there and directly in public_html create .htaccess with something like:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(www\.)?maindomain\.com$
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /maindomainfolder/$1 [L]

There may be conflict with other rewrite rules in other .htaccess files inside that folder, some modifications of them may be needed to reflect folder changes.