[thelist] Revoked SSL

Bob Meetin bobm at dottedi.biz
Mon Jul 6 08:47:18 CDT 2009

Phil Turmel wrote:
> Daniel Burke wrote:
>> Or a more complete answer, if the first thing the browser receives
>> when going to the https URL is a http redirect header sending it to
>> the regular http site, then the browser will never request your
>> invalid certificate, and it will be back to normal.
>> Most web servers have a way of doing this.
> Sorry, No.  The SSL security layer is "below" the http layer in an https 
> connection, so the encryption failure happens before the GET or POST is 
> even sent down the wire.
> Closing port 443 will change the error to some form of "host not 
> responding", but that's all you can do without a new certificate.
> HTH,
> Phil
I do not know the answer, but for what it's worth I might run this by 
the webhost provider and ask their suggestions.  The support staff at 
hostgator, bluehost and some others are pretty smart and probably have 
run into this problem in the past. 


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