When attempting to go to any site which uses https://, lynx sends a GET
request for an HTTPS url. HTTPS url's should always use CONNECT not GET
as the appropriate method.
Here's the output from my Squid logs showing the request, and squid quite
correctly refusing to process the request:
970790322.012 3 203.xx.170.225 NONE/501 1052 GET
https://www.redhat.com/network/main/login.html - NONE/- -
If Lynx is unable to handle https url's then it would be more appropriate
to state this rather than try and retrieve a URL and fail with an error.
I've added the patch for SSL support in 2.8.4-5 (should appear in Rawhide
Great! As we dicussed in testers-list, there should be probably a warning in the
description about lack of certificate support in the lynx code. The
communication over SSL is much more secure than clear-text HTTP but everybody
should know about this (we don't need to hide it).