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Any recommendations for Google NoSSL or alternative search engine?
Sep. 30, 2013, 04:26 PM
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Any recommendations for Google NoSSL or alternative search engine?
Well I guess the subject says it all.

Would appreciate any recommendations. Are there any skins for other search engines?
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Oct. 01, 2013, 02:06 AM
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RE: Any recommendations for Google NoSSL or alternative search engine?
(Sep. 30, 2013 04:26 PM)sh8an Wrote:  Any recommendations for Google NoSSL

I think the IP address of nosslsearch.google.com is 216.239.32.20.

Adding

Code:
216.239.32.20 www.google.com

to the hosts file should fix things. Assuming that you use www.google.com.

We could use the Proxomitron to $RDIR to 216.239.32.20 but this would require filter modifications.

I filter https so our filters work at https google but the Proxomitron is flagging many "certificate errors" which is a pita. I'll probably use the hosts entry while I look for a better solution.

HTH
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Oct. 01, 2013, 06:42 AM (This post was last modified: Oct. 01, 2013 06:44 AM by neverwasinparis.)
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RE: Any recommendations for Google NoSSL or alternative search engine?
another recommendation is to use 'User Scripts'.
they also work with encrypted sites, so you don't have certificate errors with Proxomitron. you will need some JavaScript skills.
I use a few self written user scripts for startpage.com and facebook.com. can't see any point in unencrypted search engines.

attachement is a file to hide ads on startpage.com. you can add code to change appearance of the site even more, if you can. Sinister


Attached File(s)
.js  StartPage.user.js (Size: 656 bytes / Downloads: 256)
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Oct. 02, 2013, 11:47 AM (This post was last modified: Oct. 02, 2013 11:49 AM by sh8an.)
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RE: Any recommendations for Google NoSSL or alternative search engine?
(Oct. 01, 2013 06:42 AM)neverwasinparis Wrote:  can't see any point in unencrypted search engines.

don't have anything to hide in terms of my search habits Smile! and filtering ssl with proxo is an annoyance...

(Oct. 01, 2013 02:06 AM)JJoe Wrote:  We could use the Proxomitron to $RDIR to 216.239.32.20 but this would require filter modifications.

RDIR screws up filtering since domain is not recognized
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Oct. 04, 2013, 10:43 AM
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RE: Any recommendations for Google NoSSL or alternative search engine?
You can revert Google to no SSL and few of its bells and whistles by downgrading your user agent. The Exceptions-U entry might cause problems with some other Google filters but am not sure. So you may not like it. Using a user agent of most any older browser will probably work. I'm using Opera 9.64 because I know with Opera 10 google jumps you to the SSL page.

Anyways, here it is:
Code:
(www.|)google.com/    $SET(0=f_ua_┬žOpera/9%2e64 (Windows NT 6%2e1; U).)
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Oct. 05, 2013, 11:28 AM
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RE: Any recommendations for Google NoSSL or alternative search engine?
i fake a gbot user agent on google and don't get any ssl...
i'm calling that "irony", that ssl isn't even good enough for their OWN user agent, lol...
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Nov. 09, 2013, 08:32 AM
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RE: Any recommendations for Google NoSSL or alternative search engine?
(Oct. 01, 2013 06:42 AM)neverwasinparis Wrote:  can't see any point in unencrypted search engines.
I thought ecrypted search is useful only when using POST rather than GET
POST 'hides' your search words in the encrypted transmission.
GET reveals your search words in the url.

Side topic.
I use this bookmarklet (from Ruderman?) to edit the inputs on a page from POST to GET
j(function(){var%20x,i;%20x%20=%20document.forms;%20for%20(i%20=%200;%20i%20<%20x.length;%20++i)%20x[i].method=%22get%22;%20alert(%22Changed%20%22%20+%20x.length%20+%20%22%20forms%20to%20use%20the%20GET%20method.%20%20After%20submitting%20a%20form%20from%20this%20page,%20you%20should%20be%20able%20to%20bookmark%20the%20result.%22);%20})();
Sometimes the result page is an error.
Of those errors, sometimes there are very large parameter values in the result url.
Of those, sometimes deleting most parameters from the result url, causes the result page to work properly.

Maybe the reverse bookmarklet would work on some pages?
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