I have been quite busy for the last few weeks.
It’s all to do with my little hosting business and websites and all that stuff.
Mainly I have been upgrading software across the board, replacing redundant stuff with more up to date stuff and speeding sites up a tad. My goal was to get every site to load in under three seconds – tough, as one of ’em used to take around five minutes. That is now achieved.
This morning I was browsing around Frank’s place when I came across the following comment –
I’ve noticed that I can’t visit Grandad’s headrambles site lately (Chrome, on Win XP)
This site can’t provide a secure connection
uses an unsupported protocol.
The client and server don’t support a common SSL protocol version or cipher suite. This is likely to be caused when the server needs RC4, which is no longer considered secure.
This is what I would consider to be a bugger-fuck moment. Shit! Bollox! Something’s wrong.
I designed the site on Firefox as that is my browser of choice, though I do run tests on other browsers. To be sure to be sure, I actually went into Windows [*spit*] and tested the site in Firefox there. I also tested in Chrome [having downloaded it especially [*double spit*]]. I even tested in Internet Explorer [*triple spit*]. The site works in all of them with no problems, though I did notice that the page title is somewhat different depending on how I view it –
Firefox in Linux
Firefox in Windows
Chrome [and Chromium] in Linux
Chrome in Windows
Internet Explorer in Windows
An interesting variation in fonts and font sizes?
The main thing though was that I didn’t get any errors or warnings. But then I am not everyone. So the question remain…. is there a problem? I did a little further research and the problem above is in fact a Windows problem [aren’t they all?] but nevertheless, there might still be something I’m not aware of.
I know I have asked this before, but if anyone knows of a problem, just drop me a line.
Though I suppose I won’t get any messages saying you can’t reach the site at all…