Genuine question here…

Aside from the centralisation issue, why do people dislike so much?

No hyperbole please, I’d prefer the discussion to be based on facts.

@kev it seems that some people an offence in the way it operates by terminating TLS connections. This obviously breaks the trust of TLS as now the connection is between you and Cloudflare and no longer you and the site owner. (At the same time people might don't mind hosting providers like which also terminate TLS sessions on someone's behalf.)

Another critique point is of course the never ending CAPTCHA thingy.


@sheogorath great point. I know I’d personally prefer it if my TLS chain wasn’t MiTM, especially when services like Let’s Encrypt exist.

I suppose what’s important here is to understand what they’re doing with that data when the carry out TLS inspection.

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