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Forum: Hypernews Feedback/Problems
Date: 10 Oct, 2006
From: Terry Y Hung <Terry Y Hung>

Hi Tom,

   Peter Elmer set up Atlas and CMS HyperNews to use HTTPS. I do not know
if there is any special arrangement outside the code to get it to work.

   regards,

-- 
Terry Hung - Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
phone: 650-926-3618
e-mail: terryh@slac.stanford.edu 

> 
> Hi,
> 
> Due to security concerns in BNL we have decided to run HN via https 
> entirely, not via http.
> 
> So I went to hnrc file and replaced all http with https and all references 
> to port 80 with port 443. Then I ran setup.pl
> 
> The HN runs (maybe you can see it at 
> https://hnews.usatlas.bnl.gov/HyperNews/recent but I am not sure if thei 
> page is visibel from outside BNL). However there is a problem.
> 
> If I select a forum (there is only one now, Test) I can see its messages. 
> However when I try to display any message - HN fails to find it. It 
> displays message "The requested URL /HyperNews/get/Test/2/2.html was not 
> found on this server." and - and this is the problem - the browser points 
> to http://hnews.usatlas.bnl.gov/HyperNews/get/Test/2/2.html instead to 
> https://hnews.usatlas.bnl.gov/HyperNews/get/Test/2/2.html
> 
> It seems to me that somehow in the code of HN it is hardcoded that 
> messages are stored under a location which starts with "http://"; and not 
> "https://";.
> 
> I did search in hnrc for all occurences of http to make sure that I've 
> converted it to https and all occurences of 80 to make sure that it is 
> changed to 443.
> 
> What else should I change to force HN to use https ONLY?
> 
> -- 
> Tomasz Wlodek                        | tel 631-344-7448
> Brookhaven Laboratory, Building 510M | fax 631-344-7616
> Upton NY 11973-5000                  |
> 

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