Bug 235887 - thunderbird: unhelpful error message for OCSP validation errors
thunderbird: unhelpful error message for OCSP validation errors
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: nss (Show other bugs)
4.4
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Assigned To: Kai Engert (:kaie)
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Reported: 2007-04-10 13:06 EDT by Issue Tracker
Modified: 2010-10-22 10:17 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-01-22 16:19:40 EST
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Description Issue Tracker 2007-04-10 13:06:06 EDT
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Comment 1 Issue Tracker 2007-04-10 13:06:09 EDT
(thunderbird-1.5.0.8-0.1.el4)

For some reason, http://ocsp.verisign.net seems to be down/unresponsive today... our mail server's X509 certificate contains an OCSP URL pointing there, and thunderbird has an option to validate such certificates (Edit->pref->Privacy->Security->Verification).

Setting this and establishing a connection (IMAP or SMTP) then takes some time and comes up with the error message
"Error establishing an encrypted connection to smtp.cern.ch. Error Code:
-5900."

Could you please provide a more descriptive error message in this case (since the encrypted connection to the server itself is fine, TBird is simpy failing to validate the certificate)?

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 issue 108335
Comment 23 RHEL Product and Program Management 2008-02-01 14:08:51 EST
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for
inclusion, but this component is not scheduled to be updated in
the current Red Hat Enterprise Linux release. If you would like
this request to be reviewed for the next minor release, ask your
support representative to set the next rhel-x.y flag to "?".
Comment 26 RHEL Product and Program Management 2008-10-31 12:42:15 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for
inclusion, but this component is not scheduled to be updated in
the current Red Hat Enterprise Linux release. If you would like
this request to be reviewed for the next minor release, ask your
support representative to set the next rhel-x.y flag to "?".
Comment 28 Scott Haines 2009-01-22 11:36:50 EST
Setting QA flag to "?"
Comment 30 RHEL Product and Program Management 2009-01-22 16:19:40 EST
Development Management has reviewed and declined this request.  You may appeal
this decision by reopening this request.

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