Mozilla Crypto Released for Windows, Linux!
Thursday March 9th, 2000
The first crypto-enabled builds of Mozilla have come online. Currently there are Windows and Linux builds available - a Mac version will be available soon. Enabled in these initial builds are SSL, the Security Advisor, and IMAPS. Signed mail and encrypted mail are not yet implemented.
To try out the PSM (Personal Security Manager), first you need to grab a special version of M14. There are Talkback and no-Talkback versions available for Windows, and Talkback and no-Talkback versions available for Linux. After you have installed this build, run Mozilla and browse to the PSM page at iPlanet. You can get details on the release, as well as any special instructions you may need (and instructions for Linux if you are building the M14 build from scratch). Scroll down the page, and you will see buttons to install the PSM version for your system. Clicking the button will start up the XPI installation routine, and the PSM will be downloaded and installed. After installation, close Mozilla and reopen to use the PSM. You should be able to visit secure websites now, and view the Security Advisor (available from the Tasks menu).
The source code for the PSM has not yet been released. We will let you know when it is.
#8 Problems with https and proxies
Thursday March 9th, 2000 11:16 AM
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There may be some problems using https with proxy servers. For example, if you set up an http proxy, the Tasks->Security Advisor may not work (Mozilla is currently sending the request for this through your proxy, even though it's a file on your local system, and not all proxy servers are smart enough to understand requests to localhost). I noticed in Bugzilla there's already a bug for this. Also, there's no UI for setting the https proxy, so if a https proxy is required for you, you may not be able to view https pages at all. It didn't work for me, even if I set the http (no s) proxy to the right value for both http and https.