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Re: LinkCheck 4.2.1 and SSL Certificates

From: Ville Skyttä <ville.skytta@iki.fi>
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2006 22:57:47 +0300
To: Nicholas.Z.Gavriniotis@transport.qld.gov.au
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-Id: <1156449467.2791.61.camel@viper.local>

On Thu, 2006-08-24 at 11:28 +1000,
Nicholas.Z.Gavriniotis@transport.qld.gov.au wrote:
> www-validator-request@w3.org wrote on 24/08/2006 04:27:17 AM:

> [24/Aug/2006:11:15:23] failure: for host xxx.xxx.xxx.xx trying to HEAD 
> https://<URL>/<URI>/<PAGE>.jsp, retrieve-exit-routine reports: proxy 
> retrieve failed: The certificate issuer for this server is not recognized 
> by Netscape. The security certificate may or may not be valid.  Netscape 
> refuses to connect to this server.
> Is there a way that I can pass the required certificate (Certificate 
> Authority) via the script or the Apache configuration so that this error 
> does not occur?

No.  I guess your options boil down to (if local policies allow some of
these): 1) install the CA certificate on the proxy server so it
recognizes it as trusted, or 2) configure the proxy to not check
certificates, or 3) configure/relocate things so that the link checker
can access the target service without going through the proxy.
Received on Thursday, 24 August 2006 19:57:57 UTC

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