Hi Liz - I'm a website designer - https: is "required" on any website that has a contact form, shopcart, etc and those that aren't set up with an ssl certificate will be penalized by search engines without
- quality websites WILL default to https:// - FULL SUPPORT is going to be CRITICAL FOR HUGHESNET to support! Youtube, GMail (all google services) and so much more - Gen5 through-put kills me at home - I go to the office with UVerse and I fly around the internet (I also have unlimited up-download on that for 1/2 price of my Gen5 services) ... just no site line for it at home - I would be so excited to hear Hughesnet is working on these issues
If you want Hughesnet to offer such things for SSL connections, then why not call them up, beg them to create a special CA, and let them see everything behing those secure doors?
The reason SSL can't be compressed, nor touched is because it's a secure connection, as in, Hughes can't see exactly what is happening. The ONLY way to have the same effect on a secure connection is to allow Hughesnet to act as a middle man (MITM, typically this is a type of hijacking, but in some cases, especially in corporate networks, it's used for network security purposes), and that would actually break more websites than what it would be worth.
Welcome to the world of encryption and there being nothing anyone can do about it. Being a webdesigner, I am sure you are familiar with proxy servers and have an idea of what would be required. Sadly, HSTS will still say nope to MITM style usage, whether you wanted that setup or not. I know Google enforces HSTS, Facebook does as well.
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