[CentOS] OT: Firefox SSL error on Linux, Firefox OK on Windows - same web site

Johnny Hughes johnny at centos.org
Wed Aug 12 12:05:55 UTC 2009

Lanny Marcus wrote:
> Using CentOS 5.3 (32 bit) on my Desktop with Mozilla Firefox 3.0.12.
> With one web site (LinkShare) I am getting an SSL error, after
> clicking to get a more advanced report  I do not get that error, using
> Mozilla Firefox 3.0.13 on M$ Windows and I get the report OK on
> Windows. It appears, when using Firefox on Linux, that it is not
> ending up on the LinkShare web site and Firefox is giving me the below
> error. I use OpenDNS.com for DNS service. Question: How can I verify
> that there is no corruption in my Firefox installation on Linux and
> that I have the latest SSL CAs for it?  TIA!  Lanny
> Secure Connection Failed
> analytics.linksynergy.com uses an invalid security certificate.
> The certificate is only valid for *.opendns.com

This indicates that the Security Certificate that you are connecting to
is issued for "*.opendns.com" and you are connecting to

If I try to connect to analytics.linksynergy.com, I am redirected to
www.linkshare.com so I can't really test the connection.

> (Error code: ssl_error_bad_cert_domain)
>     * This could be a problem with the server's configuration, or it
> could be someone trying to impersonate the server.
>     * If you have connected to this server successfully in the past,
> the error may be temporary, and you can try again later.
>           Or you can add an exception…

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