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Re: SMTP/TLS: Authentication of an SMTP server's identity

2004-05-07 18:24:54

Markus Stumpf <maex-lists-email-ietf-smtp(_at_)Space(_dot_)Net> writes:

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031202
    Displays a warning to check if and are identical and that the cert for is correct.

I'm not entirely sure what Mozilla/5.0 refers to, but Mozilla 1.5 on Linux
displays a dialog box with the following text:

    You have attempted to establish a connection with "".
    However, the security certificate presented belongs to
    "".  It is possible, though unlikely, that someone
    may be trying to intercept your communication with this web site.

    If you suspect the certificate shown does not belong to
    "", please cancel the connection and notify the site

    [View Certificate]

    [OK]  [Cancel]  [Help]

Help pops up a bunch of additional information.

Russ Allbery (rra(_at_)stanford(_dot_)edu)