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Message 1054634 - Posted: 10 Dec 2010, 12:56:17 UTC - in response to Message 1053557.


I tried to reach the page from Opera - No problem (and Vista is not updated for ~2 years - no SP1, no SP2)












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Message 1054662 - Posted: 10 Dec 2010, 14:35:57 UTC - in response to Message 1054634.
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The same (OK) in:

Google Chrome 7.0.517.44






Firefox 3.6.11
Firefox 3.6.13 (I tried again after I just updated from 3.6.11):






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Message 1054766 - Posted: 10 Dec 2010, 21:01:50 UTC

NOT Donation Site, but STEI@home BETA! Same issue, but different certificate. It is issued to setibase.ssl.berkeley.edu. I guess it is the same issue, but I don't like to take the risk. Same with IE8. I don't know if Windows Update is updating the certificate list. Didn't find an option for that and didn't find it in the log. Using Win7 64.

This is going as PM to Eric too.

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Message 1055517 - Posted: 12 Dec 2010, 23:18:11 UTC - in response to Message 1054766.
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NOT Donation Site, but STEI@home BETA! Same issue, but different certificate. It is issued to setibase.ssl.berkeley.edu. I guess it is the same issue, but I don't like to take the risk. Same with IE8. I don't know if Windows Update is updating the certificate list. Didn't find an option for that and didn't find it in the log. Using Win7 64.

This is going as PM to Eric too.

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Christoph, this isn't an issue and it is NOT related to the described Firefox-Comodo certificate problems!

If I explicitly request a SSL connection to the SETI@home website via: https://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu
then the Seti@home webserver offers me a (simple) self issued (self signed) root certificate which was issued by the Seti group itself... There is no certificate chain used in this case and thus no CA root certificate (e.g. Verisign, Comodo) is involved.
This simple configuration is typically applied if the SSL connection is not intended to be used by the general public (but only by the Seti@home developers, who trust their own site, of course). And by the way, a server certificate, issued by a globally accepted certificate authority (deployed in each OS and web browser) costs some money, which you don't spend if it is not really necessary.
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Message 1055652 - Posted: 13 Dec 2010, 16:18:45 UTC - in response to Message 1055517.

Thanks Scrooge, that exactly the case. We only use https for admin pages, and we use a self signed certificate for those.

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Message 1057398 - Posted: 18 Dec 2010, 6:43:06 UTC

HEY! I thought you were banned!


I was framed by the CRL! So they let me off with a warning.


And I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for those meddling kids!

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