"In-Betweener" <In-Betweener@chaos.order.mrvl> wrote in message
> https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere has a Firefox extension that forces
> the browser to use https whenever available from the server. Is there
> somthing like that for IE8?
> Thanks in advance.
Have you actually read how it works? Outside of the small number of sites
pre-configured you have to manually add sites to it's configuration, so it's
not particularly useful without the user knowing how to do this.
I haven't seen anything like this for IE, although if someone does write
something similar I hope they stick with making it configurable and not try
to automate it on every site - otherwise not only would it cause unnecessary
overhead (having to make secure requests in the background and then switch
the user to the secure version if it works), it'll also make browsing a
whole lot slower and risk redirecting to the wrong sites; eg I have a set of
sites that share a single IP and each runs a secure site on a different
port - due to lack of browser support for host header extensions to TLS
handshaking - and so if a user went to site A and an add-on blindly
connected to port 443 to see if a secure page was available it would show
site B on this particular server - which makes it next to useless.