FIXED - Re: Broken SSL cert caused by router?
tom.taylor.stds at gmail.com
Mon Mar 30 17:41:50 UTC 2015
On 29/03/2015 11:56 PM, John Levine wrote:
>> SSLCertificateChainFile /etc/ssl/certs/gd_bundle-g2-g1.crt
>> I have actually fixed it.
> Yeah, that's always it.
> Back in the good aulde days all of the SSL certs one might buy were
> signed directly by the CA, but now more often than not there are
> intermediate certs, and a valid cert needs to be accompanied by all of
> the intermediate certs between it and the CA.
> What makes debugging hard is that browsers try to be helpful. If a
> server doesn't provide the intermediate certs, but the browser happens
> to have them in its cache from some other site, well, close enough and
> the SSL works. But if some other browser doesn't happen to have them,
> you lose.
> So if your SSL is flaky, check those intermediate certs first.
With all this resolved, I'll note that I just reviewed
draft-ietf-tls-sslv3-diediedie, which is in IETF Last Call prior to
publication as an RFC. It deprecates the use of any version of SSL in
favour of TLS 1.2 in the clientHello negotiations.
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