Gmail and SSL

Matthew Black Matthew.Black at
Fri Dec 14 21:45:58 UTC 2012

A major problem with free or low-cost certificates is that their intermediate CA certificate does not always point back to a root certificate in client machines and/or software.

matthew black
california state university, long beach

-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Kristolaitis [mailto:alter3d at] 
Sent: Friday, December 14, 2012 7:53 AM
To: nanog at
Subject: Re: Gmail and SSL

On 12/14/2012 10:47 AM, Randy wrote:
> I don't have hundreds of dollars to get my ssl certificates signed

You can get single-host certificates issued for free from StartSSL, or 
for very cheaply (under $10) from low-cost providers like  
I've never had a problem having my StartSSL certs verified by anyone.

- Pete

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