FreeBSD Forum access problem (was Re: Endless Data Loss)
freebsd at qeng-ho.org
Tue Jul 28 15:08:44 UTC 2015
On 28/07/2015 14:30, Ian Smith wrote:
> On Sun, 26 Jul 2015 18:09:13 +0200, Polytropon wrote:
> > On Sun, 26 Jul 2015 23:58:25 +1000 (EST), Ian Smith wrote:
> > > That's not the problem. The problem with the forums site is that it no
> > > longer allows connections using SSLv3 or TLS 1.0 .. it requires at least
> > > TLS 1.1 now, and might later accept only TLS 1.2, even just for reading.
> > Thank you for clarification! I've set the security options
> > to only (!) allow TLS 1.1 and 1.2, _no_ SSL v3 or TLS 1.0,
> > and now I can connect to the forum again. I'll check now if
> > the other few websites I visit will be "impacted" by that
> > configuration change.
> I don't think you needed to disable older protocols - unless you want to
> not permit yourself to connect to older sites that only present those
> protocols - in order for the highest/latest options to be selected where
> they are enabled and perhaps demanded as in the case of the forums.
> But you should test that assumption, which is all it is.
> I've since found that even my not-SO-ancient firefox from 9.1 to
> 9.2-stable times would not connect to forums.freebsd.org either.
> % pkg info firefox
> Name : firefox
> Version : 23.0,1
> Installed on : Sun Jul 20 02:37:45 EST 2014
> Origin : www/firefox
> Architecture : freebsd:9:x86:64
> Had to go hunting in the bowels of about:config to find what SSL
> protocols were set, and it just showed '1' (as an integer), so after
> some more hunting, on a hunch I tried '2' there. That worked! but I
> have not the slightest idea why it does, or what '2' signifies :)
I'm on FF 39 so this may not apply to you, but with that caveat my
security.tls.version.min = 1
security.tls.version.max = 3
and an add-on (Configuration Mania) which gives nicer access to many
config settings interprets that as TLS 1.0 as minimum, TLS 1.2 as
maximum. I have no problem getting to the forums.
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