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At any rate, since many forum members mentioned problems with various secure sites, I thought this quote from Netscape might be helpful.
Some secure (https) web sites are not TLS compatible. TLS is the new version of SSL. If you are having trouble reaching a particular secure web site, try turning off TLS for that site:
- Open the Tasks menu, choose Privacy and Security, and then choose Security Manager.
- Click the Advanced tab.
- Click Options.
- Turn off TLS.
Netscape 6 may not be able to connect to some secure (https) IBM web servers. This is a problem with the servers' software, not with Netscape 6.
If any forumites would like more information about Transport Layer Security (TLS) it's available at the Internet Engineer Task Force [ietf.org] Site.
The current release is available from:
Mozilla nightly builds include freshly built PSM as well. Mozilla 0.7 probably includes PSM 1.3 or 1.4, but I haven't downloaded it to see.
joined:June 21, 2000
They refer to Iplanet [docs.iplanet.com] to download a missing module in the Personal Securty Manager, and this patch apparently handles some of the issues.
Just noticed that gmiller's post up above gives the same information. Took me a while to notice that PSM means Personal Security Manager -- time for some coffee, I'd say.
Included are some security issues pertaining to the Linux version, and this note, which I consider very important for users to understand:
"The lock icon will appear closed (secure) on web sites that contain a mixture of secure and insecure content. This is because lock indicates whether the basic page arrived via SSL. It does not indicate that all images and other sub-content on the page are transmitted to the via SSL, and it is the responsibility of the web site to protect the user on this level."
Turning off TLS did not even help. I'm using PSM verion 1.41 ....
To see for yourself ...try going to this website with this URL [prd2p.it.state.wi.us...]
That link allows you to check on your income tax refund ..for Wisconsin only. It won't display in Netscape 6 and this page is on our mainframe.
Netsape Corp messed up.