What happens in insecure mode?
It's a command-line option listed when I type ./sage --help or ./sage -h
"-inotebook [options] -- start the insecure Sage notebook"
Aside: Why is the usage convention single dashes/minuses for long options on the command-line?
In insecure mode, the notebook is run over plain HTTP. That means that the usernames, passwords, and all commands are sent in plaintext. In secure mode, the notebook uses SSL which means all of the above things are encrypted before they're sent.
As to the command-line options, the current conventions is due mainly to historical purposes. There is a patch at #21 which makes things follow thing more common GNU conventions.
posted Aug 19 '10Mike Hansen
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