What does this mean?

My last few times logging into FreewayTalk were met with this:

I would love to have a better understanding of the mechanics going on with this. It is rare to watch something collapse in real time and knowing how even that works is still, I think, of fundamental importance to building websites.

Any ideas?

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I’m unable to open the link.

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It’s a public Dropbox link to a screen capture-- don’t know why it won’t work for you. Here’s a different, also public, link…

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Perhaps it has something to do with a SSL cert.?

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It looks like the SSL certificate might have expired?

David Owen

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On 15 Jul 2016, at 20:54, The Big Erns email@hidden wrote:

My last few times logging into FreewayTalk were met with this:

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I would love to have a better understanding of the mechanics going on with this. It is rare to watch something collapse in real time and knowing how even that works is still, I think, of fundamental importance to building websites.

Any ideas?

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Perhaps it has something to do with a SSL cert.?

also

It looks like the SSL certificate might have expired?

It certainly does. Having never set up an SSL thingy ( :open_mouth: ), so I’m unfamiliar with all the parts… I assume no one is paying the bills for all this anymore, so things expire as the meter runs out.

So is that what happened here, maybe? Does SSL require a periodic investment to maintain? Or perhaps SSL status was downgraded, for whatever reason-- perhaps as the hosting account winds down?


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The cert. must be renewed, typically annually. I suspect it either expired or was intentionally removed.

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On Jul 15, 2016, at 4:39 PM, The Big Erns email@hidden wrote:

Perhaps it has something to do with a SSL cert.?

also

It looks like the SSL certificate might have expired?

It certainly does. Having never set up an SSL thingy ( :open_mouth: ), so I’m unfamiliar with all the parts… I assume no one is paying the bills for all this anymore, so things expire as the meter runs out.

So is that what happened here, maybe? Does SSL require a periodic investment to maintain? Or perhaps SSL status was downgraded, for whatever reason-- perhaps as the hosting account winds down?


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SSL “certs” are a year or two year subscription, and require regular updates. They are not portable – they are bound to a particular server by a cryptographic key against the server’s own hardware.

They are not terribly expensive, but they are not free (well, there is a free version out there, but it expired after a couple of months, not sure if that was by design). A company that has run out of money might not spend for a new cert on a server they are going to stop paying for at some time as well.

Walter

On Jul 15, 2016, at 5:39 PM, The Big Erns email@hidden wrote:

Perhaps it has something to do with a SSL cert.?

also

It looks like the SSL certificate might have expired?

It certainly does. Having never set up an SSL thingy ( :open_mouth: ), so I’m unfamiliar with all the parts… I assume no one is paying the bills for all this anymore, so things expire as the meter runs out.

So is that what happened here, maybe? Does SSL require a periodic investment to maintain? Or perhaps SSL status was downgraded, for whatever reason-- perhaps as the hosting account winds down?


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