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Re: Recreating history of a package

On Sat, 2019-02-16 at 14:17 +0100, Guillem Jover wrote:
> Hi!
> On Sat, 2019-02-16 at 12:22:04 +0000, peter green wrote:
> > 2. Snapshot.debian.org is only offered over plain insecure http. For
> >    recent versions the packages can be verified against the
> >    Packages/Sources files which can in turn be verified with gpg but
> >    older versions are more problematic to verify as the relevant
> >    packages/sources files are only signed with 1024 bit keys or not
> >    signed at all. This is made worse by the fact that
> >    snapshot.debian.org has an API to obtain the first snapshot a
> >    package is available in but not any API to find the last snapshot
> >    it was available in.
> http://snapshot.debian.org/ is now offered over https too. Its front-page
> even documents its usage as such. :)

And it has HSTS, which is nice, but it is missing the redirection
that's needed to make that work completely.


Ben Hutchings
When in doubt, use brute force. - Ken Thompson

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