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When I log-in I get:
- The certificate for "*.plus.net" expired Aug 19 23:59:59 2006 GMT. The webmaster should update the certificate(s).
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Me too.
Perhaps they did not pay their bill or whatever !
alexwaddell
Dabbler
Posts: 17
Registered: 30-07-2007

Re expired certificate

http://www.bubbleshare.com/myalbum/57046.1cd9d4dcd50

Really inspires confidence in Plusnet doesn't it?


Regards,
Alex.
Alecto
Grafter
Posts: 2,886
Registered: 30-07-2007

Expired certificate

Well it's still expired. :lol:
I wonder if it's safe to logon?
Community Veteran
Posts: 5,878
Registered: 04-04-2007

Expired certificate

Its the sort of thing that is eaily overlooked. Chances are they've already bought the cert and just need to stick it on. An expired certificate doesn't mean the website isn't safe, it just means you get an error.
blowdart
Grafter
Posts: 93
Registered: 04-08-2007

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Its the sort of thing that is eaily overlooked.


No it's not. I have a bunch of Comodo certs (lovely things, quick to order, way way cheaper than Verisign, although you end up with problems on most mobiles because they don't follow the intermediate chain, which is what makes them so cheap).

However Comodo email you a month before expiry, then two weeks before expiry, and any half way decent system would have a weekly check plan for certs and other expiry dates. I know I did when I was heavily involved in hosting.
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lets not forget that the swap would have had to take place in the middle of the night on a sturday night aswell.

To my understanding the department thats in control of this area doesnt work at that time of night or even weekends for that matter...

Just the other day MSN had precisely the same issue. The certificate had expired, its one of those things.

Regards,
Alecto
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Posts: 2,886
Registered: 30-07-2007

Expired certificate

Tom
I'm rather afraid that it does look as though you are bending over backwards to excuse Plusnet!!

That said, it's a lot of fuss over nothing.
csogilvie
Grafter
Posts: 5,852
Registered: 04-04-2007

Expired certificate

It's only on a couple of the servers it would appear...

[colin@theta plugins]$ perl test.pl

OK - Certificate will expire on 08/18/2009 23:59.
OK - Certificate will expire on 08/18/2009 23:59.
WARNING - Certificate expires today (08/19/2006 23:59).
OK - Certificate will expire on 08/18/2009 23:59.
OK - Certificate will expire on 08/18/2009 23:59.
OK - Certificate will expire on 08/18/2009 23:59.
WARNING - Certificate expires today (08/19/2006 23:59).
OK - Certificate will expire on 08/18/2009 23:59.
OK - Certificate will expire on 08/18/2009 23:59.
OK - Certificate will expire on 08/18/2009 23:59.
WARNING - Certificate expires today (08/19/2006 23:59).
OK - Certificate will expire on 08/18/2009 23:59.
OK - Certificate will expire on 08/18/2009 23:59.
OK - Certificate will expire on 08/18/2009 23:59.
OK - Certificate will expire on 08/18/2009 23:59.
OK - Certificate will expire on 08/18/2009 23:59.
OK - Certificate will expire on 08/18/2009 23:59.
WARNING - Certificate expires today (08/19/2006 23:59).
blowdart
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Posts: 93
Registered: 04-08-2007

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lets not forget that the swap would have had to take place in the middle of the night on a sturday night aswell.

To my understanding the department thats in control of this area doesnt work at that time of night or even weekends for that matter...


Except you can load more than one, and it should fall over to the valid one (well Windows does, and I can't see any *nix system not doing this), plus when you apply for the new one they tend to run from that day, and you can renew up to 4 weeks in advance with Comodo.

Come on, this admit it's another sympton of the current lack of attention to detail that plusnet seem to exhibit.
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geoff,

Im not trying to excuse anyone other than myself Smiley

I am merely stating that it does and has happened to other sites in the past and if microsoft can overlook the need to apply a new certificate then im sure others can also.

Anyway as you also rightly said Geoff it is a lot of fuss over nothing, I was merely voicing my thoughts on the matter, not looking to escalate the debate or other such actions.

Regards,
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...Just the other day MSN had precisely the same issue.


It's not the first time Microsoft have mad a stupid mistake like that. Remember when they forgot to register the 'Passport.com' domain?:

http://news.com.com/2100-1023-235734.html
Community Veteran
Posts: 5,877
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Registered: 05-04-2007

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It's not happening on all the servers so PN have obviously put the new certificate in place but for some reason some of the servers haven't switched over to it.

What concerns me is why did it take 12 hours to be raised to service status? It was being disscussed on usertools IRC within 10 minutes of the problem arising and on here a post was made within 6 hours?

I realise not everyone works all the time but still 12 hours...
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It's a good job the world isn't about to end :shock:
Mand
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Registered: 05-04-2007

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Hi Guys

This should now be resolved as all portal servers now have the correct cert.

New Service Status going out now....