ASKSAGE: Sage Q&A Forum - Individual question feedhttp://ask.sagemath.org/questions/Q&A Forum for SageenCopyright Sage, 2010. Some rights reserved under creative commons license.Thu, 19 Aug 2010 10:38:18 -0500What happens in insecure mode?http://ask.sagemath.org/question/7593/what-happens-in-insecure-mode/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?Thu, 19 Aug 2010 08:24:01 -0500http://ask.sagemath.org/question/7593/what-happens-in-insecure-mode/Answer by Mike Hansen for <p>What happens in insecure mode?</p>
<p>It's a command-line option listed when I type ./sage --help or ./sage -h</p>
<p>"-inotebook [options] -- start the <em>insecure</em> Sage notebook"</p>
<p>Aside: Why is the usage convention single dashes/minuses for long options on the command-line?</p>
http://ask.sagemath.org/question/7593/what-happens-in-insecure-mode/?answer=11453#post-id-11453In 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][1] which makes things follow thing more common GNU conventions.
[1]: http://trac.sagemath.org/sage_trac/ticket/21Thu, 19 Aug 2010 09:56:29 -0500http://ask.sagemath.org/question/7593/what-happens-in-insecure-mode/?answer=11453#post-id-11453Comment by William Stein for <p>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.</p>
<p>As to the command-line options, the current conventions is due mainly to historical purposes. There is a patch at <a href="http://trac.sagemath.org/sage_trac/ticket/21">#21</a> which makes things follow thing more common GNU conventions.</p>
http://ask.sagemath.org/question/7593/what-happens-in-insecure-mode/?comment=23040#post-id-23040And the main drawback of secure mode is that if you don't bother to get (=usually pay for) a valid non-self-signed certificate, then every visitor to your site gets a big scary warning.Thu, 19 Aug 2010 10:38:18 -0500http://ask.sagemath.org/question/7593/what-happens-in-insecure-mode/?comment=23040#post-id-23040