[arin-tech-discuss] Annoyance on ARIN website w/Firefox

Mark Kosters markk at arin.net
Mon Mar 12 10:16:05 EDT 2012

Hi Brian

We are planning to deploy whois over https. Our web servers are both
dual-stacked (v4 and v6) and behind load balancers. Based on our load, we
want to offload ssl (https) onto the load balancers - something the load
balancers do a great job in performing. Unfortunately our vendors v6 stack
is not yet quite ready for primetime and we are looking for a stable
version of their code to deploy. Once the load balancer code is stable,
we'll announce https for our whois directory service.


On 3/7/12 1:20 PM, "Brian Rak" <brak at gameservers.com> wrote:

>It seems the ARIN website forces https (which is good), but whois
>doesn't support https.  So, when you try to use the 'Search WHOIS' box
>in the top right, you get a warning:
>'Although this page is encrypted, the information you have entered is to
>be sent over an unencrypted connection and could easily be read by a
>third party.
>Are you sure you want to continue sending this information?'
>Is this a known issue?  I guess the only fix would be to make whois
>available on https.
>- Brian Rak
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