Coming Soon: Notary scanning with SNI

Soon the heimdal and nine-eyes notaries will be upgraded to scan websites with Server Name Indication. Notaries will display whether they use SNI scanning on their index page:

Notaries will display their SNI status on their index page

Notaries will display their SNI status on their index page

This change should only improve notary results and give you more accurate readings for servers that require SNI, but let us know if you run into issues.

Many thanks to Perspectives user Carl for reminding me of this feature and for helping with testing. Thanks!

Update: Adding SNI has been delayed until the server 3.2 upgrade. We will make another post when it is live.

  1. #1 by brad on September 8, 2013 - 2:40 am

    You posted this in March, here it’s September and I’m still showing nine-eyes not using SNI to find the right key for my server. The server page gives no indication of SNI. What gives?

    • #2 by daveschaefer on September 9, 2013 - 3:15 am

      Hey brad – you are connect, the notary has not been upgraded to use SNI scanning yet. I’m still working on the next server release – version 3.2 – and have one more thing to fix before it is released. When I roll out that update I will be turning on SNI scanning for nine-eyes and heimdal.

      Finishing server version 3.2 has taken much longer than I thought. I will be splitting up features and using much smaller updates for future releases.

      • #3 by bradkoehn on September 9, 2013 - 2:29 pm

        Got it. Best of luck; I’m really glad to have this tool around!

      • #4 by daveschaefer on September 10, 2013 - 1:18 pm

        Sorry for the confusion – I should have posted an update sooner. I have just made a note on the blog. Thanks for bringing this up!

        I’m really glad you like Perspectives. Thanks for the kind words! 🙂

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