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Golang 本身也出字型了...

不愧是 Google 在後面撐腰,Golang 找人設計了一整套字型,叫做「Go fonts」:

The Go fonts are divided into two sets, Go proportional, which is sans-serif, and Go Mono, which is slab-serif.

不過看了一下 monospace 的部份,有點微妙:

其他兩個也許哪天換心情來用看看好了 :o

Mozilla 也在考慮對 Certificate Transparency 的掌握度

由於 Firefox 要支援 Certificate Transparency 的緣故,在「Mozilla CT Policy」這邊 Mozilla 在討論要建立自己的 CT policy 以及自己的架構:

CT is coming to Firefox. As part of that, Mozilla needs to have a set of CT policies surrounding how that will work. Like our root inclusion program, we intend to run our CT log inclusion program in an open and transparent fashion, such that the Internet community can see how it works and how decisions are made.

這樣就有個開頭了...

CloudFront 持續擴建:香港

Amazon CloudFront 在香港又增加機房了,這樣就是香港的第三個機房... 畢竟還是亞洲區頻寬成本相較起來比較低的地方 (也是很多東南亞國家會交換的地區),有對應的需求就可以擴充:「Announcing Third Edge Location in Hong Kong for Amazon CloudFront」。

不過話說回來,台灣 PoP 其實主要還是卡中華的頻寬,像這樣三個圖可以理解為那個瞬間 HiNet 與 CloudFront 之間的頻寬滿了 (分別是從 HiNet、TFNFET 去 ping AWS 官網自己用的 d36cz9buwru1tt.cloudfront.net,取自 smokeping.kkbox.com.tw 這邊):

不過還是有時候可以看到全部導走,是 capacity 突然滿掉嗎?這就有點奇怪了...

英國通過法案要求 ISP 記錄使用者觀看過的網站

英國前幾天通過了最激烈的隱私侵犯法案,要求 ISP 必須記錄使用者觀看過的網站:「Britain has passed the 'most extreme surveillance law ever passed in a democracy'」:

The law forces UK internet providers to store browsing histories -- including domains visited -- for one year, in case of police investigations.

不愧是 George Orwell 生前的國家,居然先實現了他的理想國... 接下來 Let's EncryptTor 的重要性就更高了。

Google Chrome 將在 2017 的 56 版停止支援 SHA-1 SSL Certificate

在明年一月的 Google Chrome 56 將會停止支援 SHA-1 SSL Certificate:「SHA-1 Certificates in Chrome」,唯一的例外是自己建立的 CA,主要是給企業內部用的:

Starting with Chrome 54 we provide the EnableSha1ForLocalAnchors policy that allows certificates which chain to a locally installed trust anchor to be used after support has otherwise been removed from Chrome.

但安全性的標示不會是綠色的鎖頭:

Features which require a secure origin, such as geolocation, will continue to work, however pages will be displayed as “neutral, lacking security”.

使用 SHA-1 程式碼的完全移除預定在 2019 年 (大約兩年多):

Since this policy is intended only to allow additional time to complete the migration away from SHA-1, it will eventually be removed in the first Chrome release after January 1st 2019.

但如果對 SHA-1 攻擊有重大突破的話也會考慮提前:

We may also remove support before 2019 if there is a serious cryptographic break of SHA-1.

用 mRemoteNG 取代 PuTTY

由於架構的隔離政策,有些服務需要透過 VM 裡面的 Windows 存取,所以又花了點時間看看 PuTTY 到底有沒有改善下載問題,也就是 2014 年「Downloading Software Safely Is Nearly Impossible」這邊作者提到的問題 (之前在「如何安全下載軟體...」這篇有提過)。

而即時再過了兩年半,還是沒辦法確認你抓到的 PuTTY 是正確的,Let's Encrypt 還是沒上...

找了一些替代方案,看到 mRemoteNG 這個可以連多種不同 Protocol 的專案,應該會是解法,裝起來用了一陣子感覺還算 okay,之後應該會拿這個用:「mRemoteNG is the next generation of mRemote, open source, tabbed, multi-protocol, remote connections manager.」。

話說回來,找資料的時候發現「simon-git: putty-website (master): Owen Dunn」這篇,在三月提到了:

Switch to https for release binary downloads from the.earth.li

The main PuTTY website is still http until chiark sorts out
LetsEncrypt or other SSL arrangements, but I think we can sensibly
switch to https for the release binaries from the, which already
provides https.

後續好像就沒有進度了...

Amazon EC2 的降價

Amazon EC2 例行性的降價,不同種類的機器在不同區有不同的降幅 (不過這次降價的都是新的機器類型,i.e. C4/M4/T2):「EC2 Price Reduction (C4, M4, and T2 Instances)」。

C4 – Reductions of up to 5% in US East (Northern Virginia) and EU (Ireland) and 20% in Asia Pacific (Mumbai) and Asia Pacific (Singapore).

印度與新加坡的降幅 20% 是比較明顯的...

M4 – Reductions of up to 10% in US East (Northern Virginia), EU (Ireland), and EU (Frankfurt) and 25% in Asia Pacific (Singapore).

新加坡的 25%...

T2 – Reductions of up to 10% in US East (Northern Virginia) and 25% in Asia Pacific (Singapore).

新加坡再次 25%,所以對於新加坡來說,所有的機器都降了... 是談到比較好的電費嗎?就這樣的資訊猜不出來後面的原因...

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