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#153667 4-Oct-2014 12:13
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I have been having real problems with Geekzone that I don't understand or know how to solve. I posted about this before. Then the problem seemed to go away for awhile but now it has returned. The issue is that often, though not always, when I try to make a secure connection to Geekzone, I get an OCSP error with a message that the response from the validation server is too old. This only seems to happen with Geekzone, not other secure sites. I have no idea what the error means or what I have to do to fix it. This seems to have something to do with a security certificate, but how do I solve it? And why does it only happen sometimes when everything else is the same? Any advice on this would be much appreciated. I am running Opera 12.17, which is my preferred browser by far and I really don't want to have to upgrade to something else, so I hope that is not the solution. Is this specifically an Opera issue and is there any way to get around it?

 





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  #1147230 4-Oct-2014 15:10
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Obvious question then: have you tried with another browser when this happens? Even if you don't want to switch, at least will give a clue.

You aren't the only one complaining of this problem - I've seen other discussions in the Opera forums, and with other websites. I guess it's the browser having problems validating certificates - in which case would be a good time to find a new preferred one.





 

 

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  #1147315 4-Oct-2014 18:46
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Hi Freitasm,

 

Thanks for the reply. I have been doing a lot of reading on this. It seems to be mainly a consequence of changes made in the wake of Heartbleed. I have thrown in the towel and am now using K-Meleon for Geekzone only. I will keep my beloved Opera for other browsing but it looks like the beginning of the end. Maybe K-Meleon will meet all my needs. I just don't like the current crop of modern browsers. I have tried Firefox and Opera 16 and I can't stand either of them. Haven't tried Chrome but I think it is probably similar. At least I can log into Geekzone again so will leave it at that for the moment.

 

 

 





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  #1147316 4-Oct-2014 18:50
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Opera 14 is pretty old. You can either go and update Opera (which you don't want) or try something (K-Meleon seems like what you are leaning to).

Try Chrome. Actually you should even try Internet Explorer, version 11 is not bad.





 

 

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  #1153495 14-Oct-2014 11:58
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This error has been happening to sites that are using CloudFlare, not sure if Geekzone uses CloudFlare, but that is apparently why. :)

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  #1153563 14-Oct-2014 13:02
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We use cloudflare. The problem is that some browsers don't have the certificates or don't follow the chain.





 

 

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