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  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 look. Sure...

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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  Problem Firefox 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 Failed An 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)   Solution Navigate to ‘about:config’...

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Safari – Open jnlp Files Not Download Them
Jan29

Safari – Open jnlp Files Not Download Them

KB ID 0001148 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. It’s even...

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Browser Hijacking
Nov17

Browser Hijacking

KB ID 0000056  Also See KB0000183 Spyware / Malware Rogue AV and Rogue Antispyware “Scareware” Problem There is currently an alarming trend of companies and websites that think its quite OK to change your web browser without your permission. What most of them try to do is, 1. Modify your homepage. 2. Modify your default search page. Sometimes your default connection will be pointed at sites that carry adult material or...

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