Can't establish a secure connection to the server

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by danaleigh, Feb 17, 2007.

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    danaleigh

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    greetings,

    my powerbook has started refusing to access a number of websites, instead displaying the message: safari can't open the page "..." because it couldn't establish a secure connection to the server "...".

    any ideas? thanks! dana
     
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    Fleetwood Mac

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    Which websites? You can try clicking on the Safari menu (when launched), and then on Reset Safari. It could also be something wrong with the website.
     
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    danaleigh

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    websites

    no...the websites work--a bank, yahoo mail, etc. i can access them fine from my iMac.
     
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    Fleetwood Mac

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    Did you try to Safari Reset? Also, in Safari > Preferences > Security check to make sure accept cookies isn't set to never. If that both of those fail you could try creating a new account and seeing if the pages load in there.
     
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    Silly Computer

    I can't even access any of the links below... same problem "Safari cannot establish a secure connection"
     
  7. macrumors 68040

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    @Simplisticly: Is your computer's date and time set correctly? What version of Mac OS X and Safari do you have?
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    Answer

    (P)arental (C)ontrols might be your problem.
    Go on PC and click on COntent, then Customize.
    Keep This window Open.


    Now go on the website that safari cant securre a connection to, and find the i.P of that website. Copy the i.p

    http://www.ehow.com/how_4616198_ping-ip-address-mac.html



    Finally, go back on Parental Controls paste the i.p of the website (instead of the url) and it should work.
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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    I have this problem too. I live in Turkey and the problem - coincidentally or not - suddenly appeared a couple of days after the government introduced censorship.

    Could it be connected? What does "couldn't establish a secure connection" actually mean?
     
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