dvanliere at gmail
Jun 19, 2012, 11:21 AM
Post #6 of 7
Could you give us a ballpark estimate of how much search queries you expect per day?
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On 2012-06-19, at 13:51, Chris Peterson <cpeterson [at] mozilla> wrote:
> Thanks, Ryan. When you guys would like Mozilla to make this switch to HTTPS, you can just reopen Firefox bug 758857.
> On 6/19/12 10:35 AM, Ryan Lane wrote:
>> On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 3:39 AM, Chris Peterson <cpeterson [at] mozilla> wrote:
>>> hi, I'm a developer at Mozilla and I have a patch  that would switch
>>> Firefox's Wikipedia search box from HTTP to HTTPS.
>>> Who would be an appropriate technical contact at Wikimedia that I can
>>> coordinate with? Is this a change Wikimedia would welcome? Or would the
>>> increased SSL server load be an undue burden for Wikimedia? Just to be
>>> clear, this change would only affect Firefox users who search Wikipedia
>>> using Firefox's search box.
>>> A few months ago, Mozilla switched Firefox 14 (currently in Beta) to use
>>> Google's HTTPS search . If I check in my Wikipedia patch soon, the change
>>> would ride Firefox's Nightly, Aurora, and Beta release channels  and be
>>> released to the general public in Firefox 16 (October 2012).
>> Please don't do so. HTTPS is a new service, and we haven't properly
>> load tested it yet. The first target for production load testing is
>> for logged-in users.
>> I'm not opposed to the change completely, but I'd prefer to let you
>> guys know when we're ready.
>> - Ryan
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