[RndTbl] SSL

Trevor Cordes trevor at tecnopolis.ca
Fri Jun 13 00:24:49 CDT 2014

On 2014-06-12 Paul Sierks wrote:
> Last meeting we spoke about SSL for a brief few minutes as a result
> of the self signed one we saw. Just thought I'd share with the group
> where that $25 / 5 year is.
> https://www.ssls.com/comodo-ssl-certificates/positivessl.html

That's dirt cheap.  Have you bought one?  Can you vouch that they are
root CA'd in every major browser / platform?  That's always the big
problem when I see non-big-guy CA's.  If only half (or less!) of the
browsers have their root CA then might as well just self-sign.

I'm a reseller for Tucows/OpenSRS for certs and am always shocked how
expensive the big-name certs cost... COST!  Not even talking about what
I'd have to charge to make even a small profit.  Surely either a) the
big guys give you something the unknowns do not, or b) big-guy's cert
prices must inevitably fall to remain competitive, or c) the big-guys
don't care or think most people will never find cheaper certs.

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