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Site security certificate times out. Refuses to load.

Postby Uppity » Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:03 am

Edit: Tested on Firefox. Got a security page that I recognized, so I accepted the risk and the site loaded...

1. Is this a site specific issue or can a browser setting be changed to over ride the error message?

2. How can I force the site to load, regardless of the security certificate?

3. This is a public wifi at McDonald's. They have been slowly killing their internet by blocking weather sites, ebay - but not Amazon, and anybody in the local market that competes with Walmart.

There is some inconsistencies and not all franchisee's are doing this.

This is the error message:
forums.linuxmint.com uses an invalid security certificate.

The certificate expired on 02/23/2017 05:59 PM. The current time is 02/23/2017 06:33 PM.

(Error code: sec_error_expired_certificate)
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Re: Site security certificate times out. Refuses to load.

Postby Terryphi » Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:55 am

I tested forums.linuxmint.com and certificate is valid and accepted. I suggest you try again.
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Re: Site security certificate times out. Refuses to load.  Topic is solved

Postby Walter Dnes » Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:30 am

Uppity wrote:Edit: Tested on Firefox. Got a security page that I recognized, so I accepted the risk and the site loaded...

1. Is this a site specific issue or can a browser setting be changed to over ride the error message?

2. How can I force the site to load, regardless of the security certificate?

3. This is a public wifi at McDonald's. They have been slowly killing their internet by blocking weather sites, ebay - but not Amazon, and anybody in the local market that competes with Walmart.

Can you try accessing the same websites via another connection, i.e. not at this McDonald's? This sounds suspiciously like MITM. One thing to look for... does this "security problem" show up only for "http" webpages, and not for "https" webpages?

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Re: Site security certificate times out. Refuses to load.

Postby Uppity » Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:54 am

Hi, Walter Dnes.

As a traveller, I'm limited in access locations, for the moment.

I run TOP from time to time, but it never occurred to me the there might be a MITM. I suspect you are right.

There was no issue on other sites and the issue cleared up after 45 minutes to 1 hour, which was also after I tested the site with Firefox.

I'm a frequent visitor to the site and this was a first.
And since it did clear up in a relatively short time, lends credence to the MITM suspicion.

Thank you.
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Re: Site security certificate times out. Refuses to load.

Postby Uppity » Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:58 am

Hi, Terryphi.

The forums.linuxmint.com site is fine.
The issue was on my end.

Thank you.
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