Safari – Download ZIP files (Not Open Them!)
Apr21

Safari – Download ZIP files (Not Open Them!)

KB ID 0001537 Problem I’d forgotten Safari did this, after replacing my mac a few weeks ago I was trying to download a ZIP file from Github, and was perplexed that it was getting extracted to a folder in my downloads folder, and not appearing as a ZIP file? Solution After about the third time, the penny dropped. Safari does this by default. You need to disable it. Safari > Preferences > General > UNTICK : Open...

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Firefox: Cannot Open vCenter Web Client
Oct31

Firefox: Cannot Open vCenter Web Client

KB ID 0001482 Problem I wonder how many hours Ive lost trying to get browsers to connect to things, and the browser has not been happy? This week I needed to connect to a vCenter (6.5) web console with Firefox and was greeted with this. Your connection is not secure The owner of {site} has configured their web site improperly. To protect information being stolen, Firefox has not connected to this website. Error Code:...

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Dell iDRAC “The Webpage Cannot  Be Found”
May03

Dell iDRAC “The Webpage Cannot Be Found”

KB ID 0001427 Problem I needed to reboot one of my ESX hosts yesterday, so I jumped on the DRAC and got this? An internet search turned up, “The best way to fix this is, firmware update the iDRAC”, which I did. But sadly it didn’t fix the problem. Solution In IE11 they have done a good job of hiding compatibility settings > Options > Compatibility View Settings > Type in the IP/URL > Add > Close >...

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Chrome Browser – Show Sites SSL / HTTPS Certificate?
Apr07

Chrome Browser – Show Sites SSL / HTTPS Certificate?

KB ID 0001300 Dtd 07/04/17 Problem I used to use Chrome all the time back in the dark ages before I saw the light and bought a mac. Since then I’ve persevered with Safari and never felt the need to go back. This afternoon someone in the office asked, ‘How do you see site certificates in Chrome?’ Which I thought was a little odd as it’s easy to do in IE, Firefox, and Safari. So I jumped on a remote machine for a...

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Firefox Error – SSL_ERROR_WEAK_SERVER_EPHEMERAL_DH_KEY
May21

Firefox Error – SSL_ERROR_WEAK_SERVER_EPHEMERAL_DH_KEY

KB ID 0001189 Dtd 21/05/16ProblemFirefox is what I use when Opera does not work, so when I tried to connect to some management servers that did not support Opera this happened; Secure Connection FailedAn error occurred during a connection to {FQDN). SSL received a weak ephemeral Diffie-Hellman key in Server Key Exchange handshake message. (Error code: SSL_ERROR_WEAK_SERVER_EPHEMERAL_DH_KEY) SolutionNavigate...

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Safari – Open jnlp Files Not Download Them
Jan29

Safari – Open jnlp Files Not Download Them

KB ID 0001148 Dtd 29/01/16 Problem Next to the rise of Nazism, war, hunger, and pestilence Java is the worst hing to happen to humankind! But because people keep using it for management consoles and things we are stuck with it. I’m particularly a big fan of the way they (Oracle) upgrade it because it’s got some huge security flaw in it, then all my remote iLO, DRAC and Cisco ASDM sessions don’t work anymore....

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