HOWTO: Browser Error: ‘ssl_error_rx_record_too_long’ or ‘Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage’ on Linux

 

  It seems obvious you’ve come across the following error while trying to setup SSL certificates on apache. Error code: ‘ssl_error_rx_record_too_long’ (Firefox) or ‘Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage’ (IE) Well more often than not, you have something mis-configured! (Likely the listening port: 443). What you might want to do is check that your firewall […]

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HOWTO: Why do I receive a pop-up box stating that some pages are secured when others are not, even though all of the pages reside underneath the domain using the SSL certificate. All of the pages are using relative links.

 

  Be sure that all hyperlinks (ie <a href=””> and <img src=””>) are using relative links or absolute links with “https:” set as the protocol. You must be referencing some absolute links with “http:” as the protocol instead of “https:”. You can search your code for http: and find the content that is not linked […]

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FAQ: What is SSL?

 

  SSL (Secure Socket Layer) is the industry standard protocol for establishing secure communication on the internet. Virtually all information securely transmitted via the Internet relies on some version of the SSL (aka SSL/TLS) protocol.

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INFO: Transport Layer Security 1.2

 

  TLS (Transport Layer Security) version 1.2 was first defined in RFC 5246 by the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) in August 2008. The specification obsoleted TLS 1.1 as defined in RFC 4346 and is the current SSL/TLS specification.

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INFO: Transport Layer Security 1.0

 

  TLS (Transport Layer Security) version 1.0 was first defined in RFC 2246 by the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) in April 2006. The specification obsoleted SSL 3.0 as defined in historical RFC 6101 and was obsoleted itself not long after by TLS 1.1 which was defined in RFC 4346 in April of 2006.

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