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Topic # 152168 18-Sep-2014 10:34
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I have run into something strange with Geekzone. This morning I received notification of a private message but when I tried to access the site I received an error. Then I tried to log in and then to contact Geekzone directly. Everything I tried that involved https produced the same error. I also couldn’t find any alternative way to report the error. Finally I was able to log in by taking an indirect route (I tried to post a message which brought up the login screen) and I was also able to read my private message, but when I tried to reply I got the same error. This is the relevant text of the error:

 

 

Unable to complete secure transaction

 

 

You tried to access the address https://www.geekzone.co.nz/login.asp, which is currently unavailable. Please make sure that the web address (URL) is correctly spelled and punctuated, then try reloading the page.

 

 

Secure connection: fatal error (1066)

 

 

https://www.geekzone.co.nz/login.asp

 

 

Unable to verify the website's identity (OCSP error).

 

 

The response from the online certificate validation (OCSP) server was too old.

 

 

This text is from my Opera browser. Can anyone explain what is going on here? At the moment everything appears to be working normally again.

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1131308 18-Sep-2014 11:39
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Have you tried other browser when this happened? Perhaps some certificate problems on Opera? Or perhaps you are behind a proxy that doesn't work well with some certificates?






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  Reply # 1131312 18-Sep-2014 11:46
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Have a read up on OCSP, from my limited understanding it seems there was a time out while confirming the cert's status with the CA?


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1131315 18-Sep-2014 11:51
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What confuses me is that it always worked normally until now. Nothing has been changed. Last night it worked fine, this morning not. Also, I have run into something else I don't understand. Whenever I try to refresh a page on Geekzone, the following link appears and everything freezes: fbstatic-a.akamaihd.net. It says either the request is being queued or it is waiting for a response but nothing further happens. I don't know if I have been hijacked or infected by something. A scan with malwarebytes didn't turn up anything. All this is new and I'm not sure what is going on.

 





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  Reply # 1131334 18-Sep-2014 12:05
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freitasm: I would say your provider is having some traffic problems.
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That might well be a possibility. I am on a new RBI connection and there does seem to be some inconsistency with it. Unfortunately, I keep encountering different random things and there doesn't seem to be any pattern which makes it very difficult to figure out what is going on. Some of the errors I get also don't seem to make sense and that can be confusing. For example, I just switched to another computer on wi-fi (instead of cable) because of the freezing problem. That one doesn't freeze but it insists that the Wikipedia link in the post above doesn't exist! So I switched back and Wikipedia came up with no problem. How am I supposed to make sense of that?

 





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  Reply # 1131339 18-Sep-2014 12:17
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It gets weirder and weirder. I must have picked up something. I just received another private message and the same thing happened again. I switched to the other computer and everything worked as it should. The weird thing is that both computers are running identical versions of Opera, presumably with all the same certificates.

 





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  Reply # 1131347 18-Sep-2014 12:26
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I have the same problem when accessing a private message on Firefox through a work proxy via Australia, but is ok from the iPad on normal connection.

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