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Old 04-28-2002, 07:51 AM   #1
olivia
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Browsers are problematical since security updates


Since I have installed all the security updates on Slackware 8.0 (all machines), some websites cannot be opened with any of my browsers. An example of one that has been problematical is the www.nvidia.com site. Now, it works. Here's one that currently doesn't: www.lcimtl.com


I have tried Netscape 4.79 and 6.2.2, Opera 5.0 and 6.0, Konqueror and the old Mozilla that is installed with the distribution. None can access this site.

Both before security upgrading and on one machine I have that is still running Slackware 7.1, there is no problem whatever accessing the site with any of these browsers.

Any wisdom???


Olivia Jensen

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Old 04-29-2002, 01:09 PM   #2
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This doesn't appear to be a linux only problem. I tried to load that site in mozilla in windows and it fails there as well. It does however work for IE and Netscape in windows. It also appears to just be a redirect to www.shoplci.com which does load properly in mozilla in both linux and in windows.

Hope this is somewhat helpful.
 
Old 04-29-2002, 02:22 PM   #3
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... further to browsers

I wonder if my problem might be with the upgrade to glibc 2.2.5 as suggested in January because of a security hole. I am finding that some codes compiled with these libraries do fail when run on other machines in my lab. They probably have not been upgraded to 2.2.5

Really, I suppose, for transferable codes, I should return to my old habit of compiling static versions... You can never trust shared libraries for consistency across versions or even for backwards compatibility.

Thank you griffen for your concern....

If I work it out, I'll post the solution...

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