Strange permissions issue. Please help.

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by macdummy, Sep 12, 2004.

  1. macdummy macrumors newbie

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    I have a G4 power Mac with 1G RAM running OS 10.3.5.
    I connect to the internet using Ethernet Westell model 2200 modem and I use a Belkin 802.11b router so my laptop can connect via airport.
    My laptop, (using my airport connection) works fine on this network.
    On my desktop, connecting via Ethernet, I am able |o surf the web normally but I can't open secuze web sites. (https pages). I get: "can't open page "https...." because unable to establish secure connektion."
    Also...I can't send mail. keeps asking for my passwozd. I can receive but not send.
    So far I hive... Tried different browsers with the same result. I made sure firewall is onf in system preferences, Created new users. Rin disk utilities, repaired disk permissions, zapped Pram, messed around in Keychain, trashed preferences finally [B%5LI erased and reinstalled OS X twice![/B]
    Same problem.
    I've also... updated firmware on my Belkin router. Bypassed thm router and connected directly thru the modem still could not go to https sites or send mail. Used network utilities could ping and run trace routes.
    I've been on the phone with Verizon we ran tests and determined it's an issue with my computer. I paid Apple $50.00 for phone support and they ere the least helpful.
    I'm turning to the Mac community for a littlm guidance and suggestions on what else I can try anl to see if anyone else is experiencing this problem.
    Thanks.
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    I have no idea as to what's causing this, but I have two suggestions to try.
    1. Delete the contents of the directory "~/Library/Caches/" (without the quotes). You might need to log out and back in before the change takes effect.
    2. Move the file "~/Library/Keychains/login.keychain" (without the quotes) somewhere else (if you put it in the Trash, don't empty the Trash), then log out and back in for the change to take effect. If you put the old keychain in the Trash, you can safely empty the Trash now.
     
  3. macdummy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply wrldwzrd. Although I am a little nervous about implementing your solution. It sounds a little scary.
    I tried your first suggestion. I put the "caches" folder from users/ library/caches in the trash and then logged off and back on again. It didn't solve my problem and my computer got real slow. I put everything back to the way it was.
     
  4. macdummy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply wrldwzrd. Although I am a little nervous about implementing your solution. It sounds a little scary.
    I tried your first suggestion. I put the "caches" folder from users/ library/caches in the trash and then logged off and back on again. It didn't solve my problem and my computer got real slow. So I put everything back to the way it was. Number 2 really scares me.
    Remember my login name is "macdummy"
     
  5. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    Sounds like you need to open the port for secure http on your router. I think that port is 443.

    The mail thing sounds like the same issue. You need to open port 25.
     
  6. macdummy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the advice. I'm away from home for a few weeks but I'll check it out when I get home.

    Macdummy.
     

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