[OSM-talk] HTTPS all the Things (Automated Edit)

Andrew Harvey andrew.harvey4 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 25 23:41:32 UTC 2019


Any chance you could do more changes per changeset? At the moment this is
flooding feeds in osmcha with many small changesets, it would be easier if
you did one big changeset.

On Fri, 22 Feb 2019 at 18:05, Bryce Jasmer <bryce at jasmer.com> wrote:

> I have written a script that will search for OSM objects that have a
> website tag that explicitly states "http://..." or implicitly uses http
> by leaving of the protocol specification. The script will then loop through
> all that it discovers and asks the http site if it will redirect me to the
> secure version of the website over the https protocol. If it does, I will
> update the database with the new value.
>
> This has a couple of advantages. From now through the end of time, any
> user clicking on one of those links will be spared the time it takes to
> establish the connection, ask if there is a secure version of the site, and
> tear down the connection. It's on the order of 10-200 ms to do, but over
> the life of the link and the number of objects that are clicked and the
> population, this could save centuries of time :-)
>
> Another advantage is that it will make https more pervasive and hopefully
> people will start thinking https and forgetting all about http. A more
> secure internet is in all of our best interests.
>
> Anyway, I'd like to (slowly) run this across the planet. I've discussed
> this on the US Slack channel and have performed the actions on the United
> States already. I've addressed many questions and have heard no strong
> objections. I'm seeking feedback from the larger community now before
> proceeding.
>
> The wiki page is
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Automated_Edits/b-jazz
>
> The Slack conversation is available, but has died down and the transcript
> is available at the wiki page mentioned above.
>
> The diary entry with some more conversation is at the bot's page:
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/b-jazz-bot/diary/47743
>
> The source code is available on GitLab for review:
> https://gitlab.com/b-jazz/https_all_the_things
>
> Example changeset for a run over the "9yfd" geohash:
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/67454775
>
> I welcome your input.
>
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