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    This topic contains 9 replies, has 9 voices, and was last updated by  Noel Carboni 6 months, 1 week ago.

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    • #124849 Reply

      Da Boss

      As many ofy ou have noted, the AskWoody site was down for a few hours this afternoon. Ends up that the SSL certificate (the thing that puts the “s” in
      [See the full post at: Pardon my (security cert) lapse…]

    • #124852 Reply

      AskWoody Lounger

      Phew!!! thought it was at my end, thats a relief ūüôā

    • #124875 Reply

      Steven S.
      AskWoody Lounger

      No problemo. It’s just one of those “topes” of the internet: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/16/world/what-in-the-world/the-deeper-meaning-of-mexicos-giant-speed-bumps.html


    • #124893 Reply

      AskWoody Lounger

      I was wondering what happened with that. I couldn’t bring myself to ignore the warning and load the site anyway though just in case. Glad it’s been fixed.

      • #124896 Reply

        Da Boss

        Yep, the cert is supposed to renew automatically with my monthly site provider payments.

        Somebody goofed. At least they fixed it quickly.

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        • #124901 Reply

          AskWoody Lounger

          You look good until July 14, 2018 . . .

          I mark all my cert expirations in my calendar about a week before they are due.  Even if your provider is supposed to renew (and update) them for you, it might pay to be ready to pester them a couple days in advance to prevent downtime.  There should always be a bit of overlap between when you revoke and renew, never good to wait for the last minute.

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          • #124980 Reply

            Noel Carboni
            AskWoody MVP

            My experience with pestering folks is that it can make things worse. It usually doesn’t help anyone to actually “remember” to act. The reason for failure is always more complex than that, and to be honest people just don’t like to be reminded of things they think are well taken care of. It’s the “don’t tell me how to do my job” syndrome coupled with a bit of “my job is already too complex; don’t bother me” thrown in.

            But yeah, it’s why in general I personally hate to cede control of things to others. Others are never reliable when it comes to things important to you.


    • #124916 Reply

      AskWoody Lounger

      As many ofy ou have noted, the AskWoody site was down for a few hours this afternoon. Ends up that the SSL certificate (the thing that puts the ‚Äús‚ÄĚ in[See the full post at: Pardon my (security cert) lapse‚Ķ]

      I had started getting certificate alerts¬†while¬†here¬†for a week or so¬†with this nagging pop up!¬† It got to the point that the pop up wouldn’t go away long enough for me to post¬† and tell you.¬† So I gave up for a few days.

      Yesterday I tried to get in here and got¬†that¬†ominous security alert and¬†IE wouldn’t even let me in.
      I checked you on¬†facebook and saw another person posted that¬†they were¬†having the same issue except they were using Firefox.¬† I pm’d you via facebook to give you a heads up.¬†¬† I checked this morning on my message to you,¬† and noted you¬†hadn’t read it yet.
      I deceided to give another shot here, and was happy to see the issue was with you and not my computer.
      I’m relieved about that!

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      Don’t take offense Woody but I was sweating it and thought I had a problem.¬† I glad it was on your end and the problem is fixed.

    • #124924 Reply

      The Surfing Pensioner
      AskWoody Lounger

      What a relief. My virtual stomping ground is back to normal again!

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