[kwlug-disc] CACert.org trust it or don't? And why doesn't Ubuntu?

Colin K colin at void11.com
Wed Dec 21 16:04:36 EST 2011

I have a vague feeling that the SSL from cacert will be greenbar if you
pass your challenges.  Or whatever they call it.

I will look into that other SSL stuff though. 18$ for a basic cert doesn't
seem like a huge ding.

But if cacert god added to Ubuntu or mint that would be a big step
On Dec 21, 2011 12:01 PM, "Fernando Duran" <liberosec at yahoo.ca> wrote:

> Hi,
> Their certificate at https://www.cacert.org/ is not recognized by my
> recent versions of Chrome or Firefox so I wonder what good it is to get an
> SSL certificate from them for a public web site.
> I tried some months ago to get a free certificate from
> http://cert.startcom.org/ but they didn't issue it and they didn't send
> me any email or anything.
> I end up buying from https://www.thesslstore.com/ -> RapidSSL , the
> cheapest commercial certificate I know of ($11 - $18/year).
> Cheers,
> ---------------------
> Fernando Duran
> http://www.fduran.com
> >________________________________
> > From: Colin K <colin at void11.com>
> >To: KWLug Discussion <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
> >Sent: Monday, December 19, 2011 3:30:42 AM
> >Subject: [kwlug-disc] CACert.org trust it or don't? And why doesn't
> Ubuntu?
> >
> >
> >I'm terribly curious as to what people think about CACert.org this place
> sounds fantastic especially since you dont have to pay piles and piles of
> money if your not an organization and still want a good CA.  Its free as a
> user but costs if you want to donate for the verified button from them.
>  Seems like a pretty good idea building a CA based on a web of trust basis.
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