[Dshield] NAV problems question

Deb Hale haled at pionet.net
Fri Jan 9 14:12:34 GMT 2004

It is NOT Norton AV that opens slowly.  It is Word, Excel, Outlook, ETC.


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From: list-bounces at dshield.org [mailto:list-bounces at dshield.org] On Behalf
Of John Hardin
Sent: Thursday, January 08, 2004 4:28 PM
To: General DShield Discussion List
Subject: Re: [Dshield] NAV problems question

On Thu, 2004-01-08 at 13:52, Paul Marsh wrote:
> Below is an explanation as to why NAV was/is having issues today.  Can 
> some one please enlighten me as to why NAV would be having a problem 
> because of Verisign Cert.

Probably because NAV uses an SSL connection back to Symantec to check
something-or-other, and Symantec hasn't updated the cert on their server to
one that isn't expired (or, rather, one that is signed by a cert that isn't
expired). NAV sees the expired cert in the authentication chain and tries to
contact the CRL server (along with everyone else in the world), thus the
l-o-n-g d-e-l-a-y-s trying to start NAV.

Symantec can fix it by updating the cert on whatever server of theirs that
NAV is trying to contact.

John Hardin  KA7OHZ                           
Internal Systems Administrator                    voice: (425) 672-1304
Apropos Retail Management Systems, Inc.             fax: (425) 672-0192
 If you smash a computer to bits with a mallet, that appears to count  as
encryption in the state of Nevada.
                                               - CRYPTO-GRAM 12/2001

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