Persistant SSL?

Andrew Lewman andrew at
Sun Jun 14 13:06:48 UTC 2009

On 06/14/2009 04:52 AM, pigpoked at wrote:
> It's encouraged to use SSL across tor rather than unencrypted HTTP.
> Most of the websites I view do not offer SSL. How is it possible to
> maintain a persistant SSL experience on the web with tor excluding
> the few sites offering SSL? 

You can't.  If the remote site doesn't support ssl/tls, then there is
nothing you can do.

> I've discovered some commerical web
> proxies offering SSL accounts for X amount per month and read a small
> amount of VPN services at cost.

This is ssl/tls between your client and their proxy server.  They can't
magically encrypt the internet, either.

Andrew Lewman
The Tor Project
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