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Re: patch SSL certificate warning

From: Daniel Rall <dlr_at_collab.net>
Date: 2007-09-05 18:54:05 CEST

On Wed, 05 Sep 2007, Matt Bodley wrote:

> Hi,
> I am wondering whether anyone is working on fixing the "hostname does
> not match" warning when a hostname such as "xxx.secondlevel.domain.com"
> is accessed with an SSL Cert authorized for "*.domain.com".
> This is an interesting issue as FireFox has responded accordingly, and
> treats the above as valid, but Internet Explorer doesn't yet.
> Because, really, it should behave like FireFox....

Matt, can you point us to the RFC that documents the proper behavior
here? Every app I've ever used (up until Firefox) does not have this

Thanks, Dan

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