[kde-community] Firefox currently unable to access KDE websites

Boudhayan Gupta bgupta at kde.org
Mon Dec 28 14:02:39 UTC 2015

On 28 December 2015 at 19:25, Thomas Baumgart <thb at net-bembel.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> On Tuesday 29 December 2015 00:33:58 Ben Cooksley wrote:
>> On Tue, Dec 29, 2015 at 12:28 AM, Ben Cooksley <bcooksley at kde.org> wrote:
>> > Hi all,
>> >
>> > Due to an as yet unknown reason, it is not currently possible to use
>> > Firefox to access KDE.org websites. Attempting to do so will yield an
>> > Bad OCSP response, which Firefox refuses to permit you to bypass.
>> >
>> > The suggested workaround at this time is to either:
>> > a) Disable OCSP verification
>> > b) Use an alternative browser, such as Google Chrome / Chromium (which
>> > is not affected).
>> >
>> > Please note that our certificate is valid and has not been revoked -
>> > this is a browser specific defect in Mozilla's software or our
>> > Certificate Authority's infrastructure. They have been advised of the
>> > issue.
>> As a clarification, no change was made to KDE infrastructure which
>> caused this issue to occur.
>> The fault lies purely outside KDE infrastructure and is outside our control.
> I fully understand that it is not a KDE problem, nevertheless I just checked
> with OCSP verification active on my FF 43.0 and I could access
> www,bugs,todo,reviewboard w/o any problems. This is on openSUSE. Could this
> also have some regional background such that the problem is only visible in
> certain areas?

It's working again. I think it was an aberration on StartCom's part
and that it has been fixed.

-- Boudhayan.

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