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Today I tried a whole new approach to daniweb (by TYPING a "www.daniwec.com" in my address bar (IE6 up-to-date) and a security alert jumped at me:

(quote)

Information you exchange with this site cannot be viewed or changed by others. However, there is a problem with the site's security certificate.

- The security certificate was issued by a company you have not choosen to trust. View the certificate to determine whether you want to trust the certifying authority.

- The security certificate date is valid.

- The name on the security certificate is invalid or does not match the name of the site.

Do you want to proceed?

.... and the big questionmark above my head started blinking.

After I proceeded all I got was this:

This is the Pleskā„¢ default page

If you see this page it means:

1) hosting for this domain is not configured
or
2) there's no such domain registered in Plesk.
For more information please contact Administrator

Then I realised that address in my ddress bar was https://www.daniweb.com/ not http://www.daniweb.com/
I typed the address again www.daniweb.com (I never typed HTTP nor HTTPS) and got here.


Wierd.

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i bet what happened is you came from another site that had a certificate your browser trusted, then to come to daniweb you cleared everything after the https:// but didnt notice there was an 's' and typed daniweb.com on the end

the fact the certificate is not trusted just means that you don't have their certificate in your list of trusted ones, not that it is untrustable etc - you just have to import the cert if you decide to trust the company

if you use firefox it will display secure sites (https) as having a yellow address bar (ie only puts a small padlock on teh status bar)

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I'm pretty sure I typed clean www.daniweb.com because I allwasy select all the text with mouse, delete it and then type.

My home page is about:blank and I went from my home page.

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Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I have configured the server to redirect all https:// requests to their http:// counterpart.

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I think if you have your SSL active (Which is apparant when you type https://www.daniweb.com) you should allow users to connect via SSL if they wish dani..

No harm can come of it and some users may feel more secure by visiting securly (ssl)

God bless :)

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