Re: [13.10] Is the flashplugin-installer authenticated?
+1 to the different mirror.
Originally Posted by newnotice
The way the repositories work is they have cryptographic keys. When you add a repository you also add the key. Your computer checks its key with the repository and if they match the update is downloaded. So even though it's over http, the source has been 'authenticated'.
"If somebody thinks they're a hedgehog, presumably you just give 'em a mirror and a few pictures of hedgehogs and tell them to sort it out for themselves."