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

Ben Cooksley bcooksley at kde.org
Mon Dec 28 21:33:26 UTC 2015

On Tue, Dec 29, 2015 at 3:02 AM, Boudhayan Gupta <bgupta at kde.org> wrote:
> 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 Please note that our certificate is valid and has not been revoked -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.

I can confirm that the issue has since disappeared.
No changes were made to KDE infrastructure to cause or resolve this
issue - so it being a failure in Startcom's infrastructure seems
likely from what I can tell.

> -- Boudhayan.


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