>>>>> On Sun, 29 Sep 2019, Michał Górny wrote:

> Why is it useful?  In my opinion, the most important point is that it
> stops third parties from sniffing what the Gentoo hosts are fetching
> and using this information against them.

It won't hide the fact that a connection was established. Also, the
transferred data are public, and we verify them on the client side by
a checksum. So the advantage of https is very limited here.

Ulrich

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