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Discussion in 'Help and Feedback' started by drd1135, Nov 28, 2018.

  1. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Steve
    I keep getting blocked trying to get to this site. The reason given is an invalid security certificate. Is this something fixable?
     
  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Moderators Team

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    @Kevin@Kevin , cleanup in aisle 3
     
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  3. siftu

    siftu Rookie

    23
    Nov 10, 2018
    Hmm it's valid for me in 3 different browsers, and it's not a new cert.
     
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  4. Bobby Tingle

    Bobby Tingle Super Moderator Moderators Team

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    Is this happening on a work computer?
     
  5. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Steve
    Yes. More accurately, the work network. My iPhone gives the same message on the work WiFi connection.
     
  6. Bobby Tingle

    Bobby Tingle Super Moderator Moderators Team

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    It’s very likely a setting in place by your IT person/department.
     
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  7. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Steve
    Thanks. I’ll check.
     
  8. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Moderators Team

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Ask them to whitelist the site. They have probably had an updated set of filters that are over-aggressive.
     
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  9. jssaraiva

    jssaraiva Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    535
    Dec 31, 2014
    Porto, Portugal
    José
    I have the same, or similar, issue for years. Started in one region (South Africa) but afterwards also in Europe. This happened here while SC or PL but never on Forever Film.
     
  10. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Administrator

    149
    Nov 3, 2018
    Pennsylvania, USA
    Unfortunately I am also blocked from our corporate network. :( 

    The SSL cert is valid so at the browser level there shouldn't be anything blocking it. If anybody thinks there might be something funky at the browser or PC level please forward me a few screenshots (the more detail the better) and I can take a look. At this point everything with the site & server should be fully functional and configured but there is always the chance something got missed or at least there might be something I can investigate.

    If you think you're being blocked by your corporate network, then there might be a few different things going on. Some I can help with, most I can't. With one of my other sites it was getting blocked because the corporate network monitor (like "Surf Control", etc.) vendor had no categorization for the site and the company blocks any site with no category. In that case it took me a while but I was able to submit the site to most of the vendors and have it categorized. I've been working on doing the same now for Cameraderie with mixed results. Some vendors already have it categorized as "forums" which, while proper, ends up being blocked by my company as the "Newsgroups/Forums" category is blocked while other vendors have no categorization listed. I'm not sure how successful it'll be trying to get the categorization changed but I'm working on it.
     
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  11. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Administrator

    149
    Nov 3, 2018
    Pennsylvania, USA
    If you can, could you grab either the exact error or a screenshot of what you're seeing? While I'm not surprised to hear you have problems from your corporate network connection I do have a Spock-like curiosity reaction about the mention of an invalid cert.
     
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  12. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Moderators Team

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    *Kevin raises one eyebrow*

    "most unusual, Captain"
     
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  13. Piano

    Piano Regular

    86
    Nov 28, 2016
    Nigel
    You could try remodulating the deflector shields
     
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  14. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Administrator

    149
    Nov 3, 2018
    Pennsylvania, USA
    Slight update... Blue Coat (aka: Norton, Surf Control, Symantec, ForcePoint, ZoneAlarm, and some misc. others) will now categorize the site as "Arts/Culture" in addition to "Newsgroups/Forums". When visiting the site now from my office I get a warning but can continue. It still doesn't like... something... though because it's disabling some items from loading and giving a "Active Content Removed" indicator on screen. I was doing some experiments last night (sorry if anybody was online & saw them :eek:  ) to see if I could narrow it down to find out what it is objecting to but no luck. Still working on it.

    For anybody getting blocked from your work networks, try going to explicitly Featured Threads instead of Featured Threads ("http" instead of "https") to see if you get a different message. Based on your network & browser you might see the error message when trying to go to http while going to https might give what looks like a browser error.

    I'm already givin' her all she's got, Cap'n! :eek: 
     
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  15. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Steve
    Screen shot.
    6D8E3E6D-5C57-4B37-BD25-86E292327798.jpeg
     
  16. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Steve
    If I change to https to http I still get blocked. Just to note, the mu43 site works fine.
     
  17. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Administrator

    149
    Nov 3, 2018
    Pennsylvania, USA
    Well, now, that's interesting.

    I was hoping to avoid it, since the current SSL cert is valid through 2020, but I think I'll just go ahead and pick up a fresh cert instead of using the one that was transferred with the site from the old server.

    Give me 24 hours. :) 
     
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  18. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Steve
    Much appreciated.
     
  19. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Administrator

    149
    Nov 3, 2018
    Pennsylvania, USA
    Try refreshing. :) 
     
  20. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Steve
    I,m not there right now. I’ll let you know when I get back.
     
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