bug#25056: 25.1; alpha.gnu.org/gnu/emacs/pretest/
not available over HTTPS although alpha.gnu.org
has HSTS enabled

Zhiming Wang <zmwangx@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

Hi Zhiming,

> alpha.gnu.org/gnu/emacs/pretest/ is available over HTTP but not HTTPS
> (404). Furthermore, alpha.gnu.org has HSTS enabled:
> $ wget -qS --spider https://alpha.gnu.org
> HTTP/1.1 200 OK
> Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2016 03:35:01 GMT
> Server: Apache/2.4.7 (Trisquel_GNU/Linux)
> Strict-Transport-Security: max-age=63072000
> Keep-Alive: timeout=5, max=100
> Connection: Keep-Alive
> Content-Type: text/html;charset=UTF-8
> which makes it hard to download pretest releases with user agents that
> enforce HSTS (e.g. recent versions of Wget without --no-hsts).

Thank you for reporting this issue.

It is not an issue with Emacs itself, but rather with the alpha.gnu.org
server access over HTTPS.

It appears that


does not point to the pretest directory of Emacs, but rather to


I'm not sure who I should forward this email to, but I'm putting
<webmaster@xxxxxxx> in the Cc.


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