Potential site warnings ahead

Submitted by C B Wright on

A reader pointed out a few days ago that he was getting certificate errors and site warnings when he visited my site. I tracked the problem down to a Drupal module that provides the "like" and "+1" widgets for a number of posts, and deactivated it. However, I am re-activating it in order to try to help troubleshoot the issue for the module developer.

This means that for a while when you visit this site your browser might tell you OH MY GOD THIS SITE HAS A PROBLEM BEWARE OR YOU'LL CATCH A VIRUS AND DIE which is a reasonable thing for a browser to report, but is probably not what will actually happen. Please bear with me for a few days.

Thanks!

Update: The problem was patched, and everything should be working again. If you're getting certificate warnings, please let me know, because it's for something new.

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McAffee site Advisor

on the sme line - you may want to chek into McAffe Site Advisor who also lists you as a potential threat, and blocks access to your site. I guess you rate kinda high up, right next to terrorism and hacking.
I assume knowing about Linux makes you potentially harzardous :)
keep up the nice work - oh and a follow up to "pay me bug" would be most welcome :)
.T

Hm.

I went to siteadvisor.com and both eviscerati.org and ubersoft.net in their web report generator. Ubersoft.net came up fine, and they had no information on eviscerati.org...

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SSL Errors

Just letting you know that I've been getting SSL errors coming to ubersoft.com for months. The old "this may not be the site you're looking for" bs. I had thought it was because of the domain name change, and you hadn't updated something maybe? This happens on my laptop, pc, tablet, and pcs at my college, using Chrome and Firefox.

ubersoft.com?

I don't own that domain. If you're getting here via ubersoft.com there are bigger problems than SSL certificates. :)

Are you still getting SSL errors?

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SSL

I guess not owning that domain explains it. The errors don't always show up, and yes I use the www.ubersoft.net domain out of habit after 10 years of reading here.

It should redirect you...

I've set up my htaccess file so that it should redirect you automatically to https://www.eviscerati.org/comics, and my tests never trigger anything. Argh. SSL is frustrating.

Acutally, scratch that -- if you type https://www.ubersoft.net it won't redirect and you'll get a certificate warning page. Maybe that's the problem.

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Failure to communicate?

I suspect so...

Christopher indicated that "ubersoft.COM" is not his (nor ever was), because that is what you wrote in a previous post. But in your later post you mention "ubersoft.NET", almost as if the two were interchangeable...

URLs

*FACEDESK* whups, I have and always meant .NET, just my brain being over taxed from school and having an 8 year old O_o That's my bad, yes I use www.ubersoft.net to get here for the comic and it gives me the certificate/SSL errors.
I suppose I should just get used to using www.eviscerati.org, but old habits die hard =T

Heh.

No worries.

I don't know specifically why you're getting them, but I *suspect* the reason is I'm not converting the urls correctly. I have a bunch of rdirects in my .htaccess file that seem to work fine on my end, in every browser I use, so I can't troubleshoot the problem.

The best option (probably) is to get a more expensive ssl cert that lets you keep using ubersoft.net. The problem on my end is that it's so very, very expensive. To make absolutely sure it worked without throwing certificate errors I'd need:

To summarize, I hate SSL.

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Holy Crap

Ouch, that's is insane and I don't wanna know how much all those would cost... On the plus side though, I'm forcing myself to use eviscerati.org now and clicking the comic.

Might I suggest that the

Might I suggest that the "certificate errors" coming from ubersoft.net stem from there being no certificates? I get here through ubersoft.net myself. But I don't type in "https". My browser resolves it with no problems. This tells me there is only a problem when looking for a certificate. Bad a bad certificate would give a problem anyway.

Yes but...

... when I test them -- using any browser I have, on any device I have, on any network I have -- ubersoft.net redirects to eviscerati.org/comics without throwing a cert error. But other people get the error on all of them.

Obviously if they were going straight to ubersoft.net they'd get an error, but I thought putting a permanent redirect in .htaccess would take care of that.

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Writer, former musician, occasional cartoonist, and noted authority on his own opinions.

Ah! I see!

Sorry. yes, I understand the problem now. It's a known problem -- unfortunately any time I try to create a redirect that specifically uses https it crashes the website. Dunno why.

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