[cryptography] Let's go back to the beginning on this

Steven Bellovin smb at cs.columbia.edu
Tue Sep 13 15:14:53 EDT 2011


On Sep 13, 2011, at 3:00 32PM, Paul Hoffman wrote:

> On Sep 13, 2011, at 11:57 AM, Steven Bellovin wrote:
> 
>>> From personal experience -- I use https to read news.google.com; Firefox 6
>> on a Mac complains about wildcard certificates.  And ietf.org's certificate
>> expired recently; it took a day or so to get a new one installed.
> 
> 
> This last bit might be relevant to the mailing list.
> - The IETF's cert was for *.ietf.org
> - It took a week, not "a day or so" to get the new one installed
> Steve: I wonder if your browser, after you dismissed the dialog once, silently remembered that dismissal for a week, or if it stopped asking you after a day.


Neither -- I relied on my mailing list archives for the interval, and
didn't scroll back far enough...

		--Steve Bellovin, https://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb








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