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Old 12-30-2003, 11:09 PM   #1
satimis
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Where to download SSL aware browser


Hi folks,

I am running Firebird and Mozilla as browsers on RH9.

When I tred to connect to a bank website, it popup following notice;

"You need to use the https protocol (with minimum 128-bit key) via an SSL aware browser in order to access our services"

It also provides a link to download SSL aware browser. However I could not find a download for Linux.

Kindly advise where can I have "SSL aware browse for Linux" download.

Furthermore what does it mean " https protocol (with minimum 128-bit key)"

TIA

B.R.
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Old 12-30-2003, 11:13 PM   #2
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Fire bird supports SSL. tools=>options=>advanced=>security.
 
Old 12-31-2003, 12:12 AM   #3
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Originally posted by BigNate
Fire bird supports SSL. tools=>options=>advanced=>security.
Hi,

Mozilla Thunderbird 0.6.1
====================

Thanks for your advice.

I could not find
tools -> options -> advance -> (security ???)

Under 'advance'
Config proxies to access the Internet
SSL Proxy < > port < >

What shall I put inside the boxes there

TIA

B.R.
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Old 12-31-2003, 06:12 AM   #4
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Well you only need to specify a proxy if your network is set up with a proxy server between you and the internet (this is probably not the case for you). After you go to Advanced, there should be a security...oh wait, you are using 6.1. I am not sure SSL was fully implemented in .6.1. Upgrade to .7. It is a matter of checking boxes in .7
 
Old 12-31-2003, 07:47 AM   #5
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http://www.mozilla.org/
 
Old 12-31-2003, 10:31 AM   #6
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Re: Where to download SSL aware browser

Quote:
Originally posted by satimis
I am running Firebird and Mozilla as browsers on RH9.
When I tred to connect to a bank website, it popup following notice;
"You need to use the https protocol (with minimum 128-bit key) via an SSL aware browser in order to access our services"
It also provides a link to download SSL aware browser. However I could not find a download for Linux.
Mozilla is already "SSL aware". Perhaps the problem that you are running into is that the bank site is checking the brower ID string and it's not in their little list of acceptable browsers. They probably only provided a list short list of IE and Netscape right? Check your your browser against some other SSL site (ie Hushmail) to verify that it works. If it does, then contact your bank to have them either fix their site or more clearly state their requirements.

Last edited by stickman; 12-31-2003 at 10:35 AM.
 
Old 12-31-2003, 02:04 PM   #7
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What you need is a "User Agent Switcher"
This allows you to "spoof" a browser that you don't have,
i.e., make the bank server think you're using IE6
or whatever.

For info and installation, go to the following web site:

http://chrispederick.myacen.com/work...agentswitcher/
 
Old 01-04-2004, 10:49 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by zzak
What you need is a "User Agent Switcher"
This allows you to "spoof" a browser that you don't have,
i.e., make the bank server think you're using IE6
or whatever.

For info and installation, go to the following web site:

http://chrispederick.myacen.com/work...agentswitcher/
Hi,

Mozilla 1.0 on Debian (testing/unstable-3.0)

Thanks for your advice.

I just installed 'User Agen Switcher' by clicking 'User Agent Switcher for Mozilla' under 'Install'. It went through without problem. After rebooting the PC and restarting Mozilla I could not locate 'User Agen Switcheer' under 'Tools' on the Menu. I tried to install 'User Agent Switcher for Mozilla' again but wast not allowed with following warning popup;
Alter
The installation of the extension failed.
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Kindly advise how to fix the problem.

Thanks in advance.

Happy New Year and B.R.
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