Security Certificate expired

Posted by: Jim_

Security Certificate expired - 05/14/12 09:01 AM

I just noticed that doing a search in the "MacTech only search" gives links with https://mactech.com/etc etc.

ex: https://www.mactech.com/firehose

I then get this;



It seems to be related to https as opposed to http.

If I type https://mactech.com/ into a browser it gives the message but not http://mactech.com

Both Safari and Firefox.
Posted by: neil

Re: Security Certificate expired - 05/14/12 09:06 AM

What happens if you put in www.mactech.com instead of mactech.com?
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Security Certificate expired - 05/14/12 09:07 AM

Also anytime it gives me a firehose result it always takes me to the main firehose page only, not the page with the link.

For example "ipad battery life" with quotes gives this as a result https://www.mactech.com/firehose?page=31 but takes me to https://www.mactech.com/firehose as opposed to page 31
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Security Certificate expired - 05/14/12 09:08 AM

Originally Posted By: neil
What happens if you put in www.mactech.com instead of mactech.com?
It's fine as it's not requesting a secure page, no https.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Security Certificate expired - 05/14/12 09:10 AM

Originally Posted By: neil
What happens if you put in www.mactech.com instead of mactech.com?


BTW mactech.com works too, it's the https that it doesn't like.
Posted by: neil

Re: Security Certificate expired - 05/14/12 09:11 AM

So, how did you end up at https? I'm trying to think of what https links at http://www.mactech.com that we would have.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Security Certificate expired - 05/14/12 09:15 AM

Originally Posted By: neil
So, how did you end up at https? I'm trying to think of what https links at http://www.mactech.com that we would have.
I did a search using "ipad battery life" (quotes) in the "MacTech Only Search" field in the Search box on the mactech.com page.
Posted by: neil

Re: Security Certificate expired - 05/14/12 09:19 AM

Was the search box on the forums? or the main site?
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Security Certificate expired - 05/14/12 09:21 AM

I just noticed I get a different result using "ipad battery life" the "MacTech Only Search" box on the Mactech.com page as opposed to the "MacTech Only Search" box in the forums.
Posted by: neil

Re: Security Certificate expired - 05/14/12 09:21 AM

which produced the https?
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Security Certificate expired - 05/14/12 09:22 AM

Originally Posted By: neil
Was the search box on the forums? or the main site?
Main site. Also note, like I said above I get different results using the same search box on the forums and the main site.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Security Certificate expired - 05/14/12 09:30 AM

Originally Posted By: neil
which produced the https?
To clarify, I'm using this search function on both the forums and the main site, the "MacTech Only Search" field;



The main site when searching for "ipad battery life" gives 3 links, one of them with https, but when searching from the forums page using the same Search box and using "ipad battery life" I don't get any link to Mactech, I get 5 pages of links to arstechnica links. It seems the same Search box doesn't access the same database for forums and main site.
Posted by: neil

Re: Security Certificate expired - 05/14/12 09:35 AM

I'm at a loss, as I am not seeing the same thing.

Can you post here the URLs that you are at when doing the search? everything I'm seeing is without http
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Security Certificate expired - 05/14/12 10:09 AM

Originally Posted By: neil
I'm at a loss, as I am not seeing the same thing.

Can you post here the URLs that you are at when doing the search? everything I'm seeing is without http
Go here http://www.mactech.com/

In the Search box, pic below, in the "MacTech Search:" field, type "ipad battery life" using quotes. I get three hits, the third has https.

(Also as an aside I just noticed the clickable question mark goes nowhere. Clicking it just changes the url from http://www.mactech.com/ to http://www.mactech.com/#)



Then go here http://forums.applecentral.com/ and type "ipad battery life" into the "MacTech Only Search:" field, pic below. (Note that this Search box is slightly different from the main site box in the pic above, the word Only is added and there is no question mark.)



8 pages of mainly arstechnica links, no mactech results, no http or https.

And actually pages 6 7 8 go to page 5, there really is no pages 6 7 or 8.

Hope I made it clearer in this one.