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Re: LinkCheck 4.2.1 and SSL Certificates

From: Michael Adams <linux_mike@paradise.net.nz>
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2006 22:48:04 +1200
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-id: <20060825224804.1469ca07.linux_mike@paradise.net.nz>

On Thu, 24 Aug 2006 22:57:47 +0300
Ville Skyttä wrote:

> 
> 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.
> 

Or put the page up on an insecure server for testing purposes only.

-- 
Michael
 Those that can, do; those that can't, teach.
Received on Friday, 25 August 2006 10:43:00 GMT

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