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Why all the port 443 connections from RSS Owl ?

2012-12-20
2013-01-04
  • sourceforge56
    sourceforge56
    2012-12-20

    Little Snitch tells me that RSSOwl often wants to connect to various endpoints (e.g., javaadventure.blogspot.com) on port 443 ?

    Why all the 443 connection attempts?

     
  • genodeftest
    genodeftest
    2012-12-20

    Port 443 is commonly used for https connections. RSSOwl needs to make connections to the feed provider via HTTP (Port 80 or 8080) or HTTPS (Port 443). javaadventure.blogspot.com is a feed you have subscribed to.

     
  • sourceforge56
    sourceforge56
    2012-12-21

    Yes, I know that port 443 is commonly used for https connections.

    I wasn't aware, or hadn't expected, feeds to use https... after all, confidential data is not typically carried by RSS feeds.

     
  • genodeftest
    genodeftest
    2013-01-04

    Other people (caring about privacy, deep packet inspection, censorship, …) believe that every web traffic should be encrypted because no one except you needs to know what you are reading/watching/listening/browsing/…