NetSOL blames Microsoft for its problems...

Will it ever end? Now they're blaming Microsoft for their problems. I
personally use netscape and received the same error this individual is
complaining about.

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Subject: Re: [NIC-990427.ad30] CAN't access you secure Payment pagey
To: jbiquez@intranet.com.mx (Jorge Biquez)
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 1999 14:11:07 -0400 (EDT)
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"Jorge Biquez" at Apr 27, 99 02:15:54 pm

What we need to do is collect stories from everyone here who has had
problems and has been BS'd. Then we need to go to news.com, Wired, and some
of the nationwide print media and holler.

This's the first I've ever heard that IE "often" has
problems with SSL. Great response, though. NOCs should just
blame network problems on Microsoft, because everyone knows
that their software sucks.

I wonder if NSOL will go up again on this news...

Completely non-NANOG related, but it made me think about how
Clinton's ratings kept going up the more bad press he got
during the sex scandal. I wonder if there is any correlation
between the public's rating of Clinton after bad PR and
their rating of stocks after bad PR. Maybe all of those
people who got polled for their Clinton rating are day
traders who push stock prices up when bad news comes out on
a stock. They are home during the day...

Pete.

This's the first I've ever heard that IE "often" has
problems with SSL. Great response, though. NOCs should just
blame network problems on Microsoft, because everyone knows
that their software sucks.

Their software DOES suck. :slight_smile: But I've never had trouble with IE SSL.

>>The problem that you are experiencing in obtaining a secure connection
>>is an error within the Microsoft web browser. Microsoft web browsers
>>often have problems connecting to sites which use advanced Secure
>>Socket Layers.

Not in my experience.

Will it ever end? Now they're blaming Microsoft for their problems. I
personally use netscape and received the same error this individual is
complaining about.

Thank you for contacting Network Solutions.

The problem that you are experiencing in obtaining a secure connection
is an error within the Microsoft web browser. Microsoft web browsers
often have problems connecting to sites which use advanced Secure
Socket Layers.

I'm sure the thousands and thousands of website operators seeing SSL
connections from IE are surprised to learn this. Note too that this reply
fails to note which of the various versions of IE contains this "error"...I
think that even MS would have corrected such a problem if it existed.

We recommend you use a browser such as Netscape Navigator to gain
access to our Web site. The software is available as a free download
from Netscape's Web site at www.netscape.com.

Is it possible that this suggestion is made because of this:?

http://netsol.com/news/pr_19981217.html

HERNDON, Va. and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. Dec. 17, 1998 -- Network Solutions,
Inc. (NASDAQ: NSOL), the pioneer of registering Web addresses and Netscape
Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: NSCP) today announced a global
marketing agreement to promote Network Solutions' Web address registration
services through a majority of Netscape's domestic and international
channels on its
leading Netscape Netcenter portal site.

Microsoft has no such deal.

"Let there be light!"...and God invented Thomas Edison.

Dean Robb
Owner, PC-EASY
(757) 495-EASY [3279]
On-site computer repair, upgrades and consultations
Lead SimOps columnist/reviewer on http://WWW.TheGamers.Net

Works for me. I got a whole bunch of emails from NSI folks on a variety of
issues in which the ...veracity...is questionable.

"Let there be light!"...and God invented Thomas Edison.

Dean Robb
Owner, PC-EASY
(757) 495-EASY [3279]
On-site computer repair, upgrades and consultations
Lead SimOps columnist/reviewer on http://WWW.TheGamers.Net

The standard message below has now been removed from use.

I'm told by the web group here that the problem with SSL and the Microsoft
brower has been resolved. It was a problem within WorldNIC using SSL with
a java web server (the java web server has since been retired).

Regards,
Mark

Ah. Cool. Good to hear.

Cheers,
-- jra

I must say that it's also nice to hear someone from your
group speaking about issues.

  Much appreciated.

  - Jared