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Viewing Secure sites

I haven't seen this topic raised, and can't find it as a known bug so here we go.
I can't view secure sites using portable Firefox.
anything with a https address eg https://mymail.com.au/
Returns an error page as below:
"Server not found
Firefox can't find the server at mymail.com.au.

* Check the address for typing errors such as
ww.example.com instead of
www.example.com

* If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network
connection.

* If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure
that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.

Try Again"

I can access this site from the same machine from both Portable Firefox installed to the HDD and from regular Firefox installed to the HDD.
Can't see what the difference might be
Tips???

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There shouldn't

be any difference between the two.

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esemce (not verified)
It's not just that site either....

Well there is a difference, it's not just that site I have problems with....
Internet Banking (2 sites), online shopping (multiple sites), ebay (can't even log into "My ebay")
Is it possibly a proxy issue??? (Still can't see what the difference might be if it was)

Its should be noted that back in the Firebird days and also for one of the pre-V.1 releases of Firefox, I experienced the same problems on both my work and home PC's.
No changes were made to security settings or installer....these were standard installations.

Anyway, Good news....
I downloaded and re-extracted portable Firefox to my HDD, opened and checked that I could view a secure site...All OK
Carefully dragged across my plugins, extensions and bookmarks, being careful to not take anything that might affect my connection settings.
Re-checked for secure sites, all OK
Then dragged the HDD installation to my USB drive overwriting my previous problematic installation.
Opened and secure sites now work!!!!
So in summary I don't know what the difference was (maybe a glitch in PF1.07 -which was my first PF experience- that carried over into PF1.5????) The original installations were extracted direct from the Downloaded .zip file to the Portable drive...

Anyway, I'm glad I asked, I have assumed it was an issue with PF for the past few months and asking (and the answer) has prompted me to experiment a little more.

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Odd problems

like that are often a profile bug. I actually recommend building a fresh profile for FF 1.5... normal or portable... to get the old cruft out.

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johncon (not verified)
SSL disabled?!

I just did a fresh unzip of 1.5 to my new generic USB. Everything works fine except for Secure sites. I keep getting 'You can't connect to ..... because SSL is disabled." Yet in my security settings, everything is checked on. What sort of bug is this that most people have managed to get around this so far and how do I fix it?

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I had had a problem like

I had had a problem like this before. Are you using a proxy - if so make sure that you have the port numbers set to the correct values. The secure one can often be differant to the standard web one.

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