Cannot access SSL sites or anything MS from IE6 in Windows 2003 Server



fhiebert@yahoo.com
07-09-2005, 11:35 PM
I cannot access ANY SSL sites. I also cannot access www.microsoft.com,
www.msn.com, windowsupdate, etc. I can access other web sites though
(www.google.com). Have tried the following:

- Confirmed firewall is not blocking SSL
- Re-confirmed this by telneting on port 443 to a known ssl site.
- Performed all (minus restoring system) troubleshooting steps in
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=813444
- Ran full virus scan
- Ran full adware scan

Not sure what to try next. Any help would be appreciated.

F.

MowGreen [MVP]
07-09-2005, 11:35 PM
Try adding the URL's of the blocked sites to the Trusted sites zone via
Internet Options in the Control Panel.

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fhiebert@yahoo.com wrote:

> I cannot access ANY SSL sites. I also cannot access www.microsoft.com,
> www.msn.com, windowsupdate, etc. I can access other web sites though
> (www.google.com). Have tried the following:
>
> - Confirmed firewall is not blocking SSL
> - Re-confirmed this by telneting on port 443 to a known ssl site.
> - Performed all (minus restoring system) troubleshooting steps in
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=813444
> - Ran full virus scan
> - Ran full adware scan
>
> Not sure what to try next. Any help would be appreciated.
>
> F.
>

fhiebert@yahoo.com
07-09-2005, 11:39 PM
After much mucking about I figured out what the problem was. It was an
MTU issue. The client's oldish firewall only had an MTU of 1272. This
was the same on the server in question. I looked at some of the other
machines that were working and they all had MTU's of 1172. I changed
this on the offending server and presto!!! Everything works. It even
seems to have resolved a mail issue I was having. Thanks for your
input.

F.


Cannot access SSL sites or anything MS from IE6 in Windows 2003 Server