Closed Bug 433725 Opened 14 years ago Closed 14 years ago

Some UI to override ssl_error_bad_cert_domain in POP-over-SSL in Thunderbird 3/Shredder.

Categories

(Thunderbird :: General, defect)

x86
Windows XP
defect
Not set
normal

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 429843

People

(Reporter: neomjp, Unassigned)

Details

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9b5) Gecko/2008032620 Firefox/3.0b5
Build Identifier: version 3.0a1 (2008050715)

Background: The network administrator at my workplace inhibits every connections going out except for those going through the HTTP proxy. So I am forced to connect to a remote POP-over-SSL server by way of the HTTP proxy server. This situation always causes ssl_error_bad_cert_domain.

ssl_error_bad_cert_domain can also happen when the server uses an invalid certificate and the domain name does not completely match to it. Thunderbird 2.0 gave a warning but let me go through, but the enhanced and stricter security system in Mozilla 1.9 gives me no way to go through.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a tunnel from local port 54321 to the remote.POP-over-SSL.server:995 by way of http.proxy.server:8080.
(or, to be exact,
1-1. Get "SSH Proxy Command -- connect.c" from http://www.meadowy.org/~gotoh/projects/connect
1-2. Run this command:
connect -p 54321 -H http.proxy.server:8080 remote.POP-over-SSL.server 995 
)
2. Open Thunderbird/Shredder "Account Settings" window, and at "Server Settings" enter:
Server Type: POP Mail Server
Server Name: localhost Port: 54321
Use secure connection: SSL
3. Get new messages for this account.
Actual Results:  
Alert
localhost:54321 uses an invalid security certificate
The certificate is only valid or <a id="cert_domain_link"
title="remote.POP-over-SSL.server">remote.POP-over-SSL.server</a>
(Error code: ssl_error_bad_cert_domain)

Expected Results:  
Something like a "Secure Connection Failed" ssl_error_bad_cert_domain page that you get when you connect to https://mozilla.com/ (that is "https" not "http") by Firefox 3. It can be a pop-up or whatever, but it should give the information (What is going wrong?) and a link (or button) to go to the "Add Security Exceptions".
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 429843
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