One thought is that the Hosts file has a map between and a bogus IP address (old trick to make a site off limits).  I think the hosts is in somewhere in the Windows folder hierarchy, inside a folder called etc.  Don't remember exactly.

I've also seen a situation where a clock being years off makes certificates fail.  Usually it just makes trusted sites untrusted, but who knows.  And gmail is now https by default....

Craig Lyndes

On 2/18/2010 12:21 PM, Bryan Thompson wrote:
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One of our central office secretaries has a laptop she uses for work at home - she is able to browse every web page except for, or our gmail domain. Firefox tells me that the web page is not secure, and IE tells me there is a problem with the Internet and cannot see the page. I thought it was a firewall problem so I disabled the firewall - no good. Then I thought it was an Internet security problem, and I turned off IE's security settings - no good.

Any ideas? I'm guessing Firefox is correct that there is a certificate problem, but I can't imagine how to fix it. Any ideas?


Bryan Thompson
Technology Coordinator
Winooski School District
Winooski, VT 05404