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Switching Travelfish to https

Posted by somtam2000 on 18/5/2016 at 07:53 admin

Hi all,

Just a quick note to let you know that we're switching the site over to https (SSL) this weekend. **Hopefully** the change will go smoothly and there will be a minimum to service interruption - ideally none.

We're doing this for a number of reasons, but one of the most pressing reasons is that in Indonesia many telecom providers like Telkomsel hijack websites which are not using a https connection and insert their own idiotic ads onto the site.

In our case, Telkomsel's crappy parasitic behaviour breaks the design of Travelfish and makes it sometimes impossible to read. I've written previously regarding their scummy behaviour here (what they do currently isn't illegal under Indonesian law unfortunately).

Telkomsel, your customers hate you.

Anyway, in switching to https they, and other bottom-feeding telco providers, will no longer be able to do this.

As a Travelfish reader, hopefully the only change you'll notice will be a small padlock up in the url bar. You'll not need to change how you use the site as all the URLs will automatically redirect etc ... well that is the theory anyway.

If you'd like to read more about https and why websites are moving to it, Wired and Buzzfeed have a couple of good wraps on it.

If you have any questions about this, let me know.

Thanks!

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Posted by somtam2000 on 20/5/2016 at 20:34 admin

Ok we made the switch just now. If you encounter any weird errors. broken pages etc, please let me know.

Thanks :-)

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