firefox 90.0.2,2 will not load mozilla.com
doug at fledge.watson.org
Wed Sep 1 15:37:05 UTC 2021
On Wed, 1 Sep 2021, doug wrote:
> On Wed, 1 Sep 2021, Graham Perrin wrote:
>> On 31/08/2021 22:12, Doug Denault wrote:
>>>>> ? www.mozilla.com uses security technology that is outdated and
>>>>> vulnerable to attack. An attacker could easily reveal information
>>>>> which you thought to be safe. The website administrator will need to
>>>>> fix the server first before you can visit the site.
>>>>> Error code: NS_ERROR_NET_INADEQUATE_SECURITY
>>>>> Others without security (for me) include american.express,
>>>>> google.com, amazon.com and youtube.com. freebsd.org works. As far as
>>>>> I can tell this only affects me.
>>>> couple things worth checking:
>>>> - make sure ca_root_nss is on latest version (I'm on v3.69 and not
>>>> seeing this issue)
>>>> - make sure your system clock is in sync
>>>> for debugging, maybe try accessing a site via curl. it may report a
>>>> more helpful error message, or if it works it's possible the issue is
>>>> isolated to firefox.
>>> Thanks Pete, I did update ca_root [ca_root_nss: 3.58 -> 3.63]. Clocks
>>> are sync'd using FreeBSD defaults and, curl gave no output. Chrome
>>> works. It seems clear that the lack of any others there is something
>>> firefox does not like about my setup.
>> Do you get the same error for <https://www.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/>?
>> (The site to which <http://www.mozilla.com/> redirects, for me in the UK.)
> No, wow! How did you come up with that?? That works as does onelook.com,
> safeport.com and all the sites we host and random others. After I posted
> this I found that libreoffice was also broken by the thunderbird install
> and upgrades. It was missing 8 dynamic libraries. I added the missing files
> from another workstation and got libreoffice to start but it only wanted to
> recover my "lost" files. Removing libreoffice and all its dependencies
> fixed that issue. I am wondering if my particular combination of packages
> has another "hidden" dependency. I stored my bookmarks using the facility
> that allows sync-ing. That does not work. Other than that firefox works
> perfectly on the sites it will load.
Well cool. After posting this I went back and did it again. Now
https://www.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/ no longer works. Clearly my
combination of things if a one-of-a-kind.
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