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SubjectRe: [PATCH] SCSI RDMA PROTOCOL (SRP) TARGET: Replace HTTP links with HTTPS ones

Am 12.07.20 um 21:52 schrieb Bart Van Assche:
> On 2020-07-10 11:12, Alexander A. Klimov wrote:
>> Am 10.07.20 um 16:22 schrieb Bart Van Assche:
>>> On 2020-07-09 12:48, Alexander A. Klimov wrote:
>>>> diff --git a/drivers/infiniband/ulp/srpt/Kconfig b/drivers/infiniband/ulp/srpt/Kconfig
>>>> index 4b5d9b792cfa..f63b34d9ae32 100644
>>>> --- a/drivers/infiniband/ulp/srpt/Kconfig
>>>> +++ b/drivers/infiniband/ulp/srpt/Kconfig
>>>> @@ -10,4 +10,4 @@ config INFINIBAND_SRPT
>>>>         that supports the RDMA protocol. Currently the RDMA protocol is
>>>>         supported by InfiniBand and by iWarp network hardware. More
>>>>         information about the SRP protocol can be found on the website
>>>> -      of the INCITS T10 technical committee (
>>>> +      of the INCITS T10 technical committee (
>>> It is not clear to me how modifying an URL in a Kconfig file helps to
>>> reduce the attack surface on kernel devs?
>> Not on all, just on the ones who open it.
> Is changing every single HTTP URL in the kernel into a HTTPS URL the best
> solution? Is this the only solution? Has it been considered to recommend
> kernel developers who are concerned about MITM attacks to install a browser
> extension like HTTPS Everywhere instead?
I've installed that addon myself.
But IMAO it's just a workaround which is (not available to all browsers,
not installed by default in any of them and) not even 100% secure unless
you tick a particular checkbox.

Anyway the majority of maintainers and Torvalds himself agree with my

I mean, just look at
git log '--author=Alexander A. Klimov <>' \
--oneline v5.7..master

Or (better) wait for v5.9-rc1 (and all the yet just applied patches it
will consist of) *and then* run the command.

> Thanks,
> Bart.

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