ocspd maxing processor slows Safari to crawl on SSL

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Radioman, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. Radioman macrumors regular

    Oct 3, 2006
    I've been noticing incredibly slow and unresponsive web page loading, particularly on Facebook and Google maps, it's been driving me bonkers! I noticed that it was happening only on secure connections so I turned off SSL on Facebook and it's lightning quick now.

    Looking at processes I see 'ocspd' is maxing out my processor on SSL pages I visit. I see that is to do with certificate verification.

    Any ideas what's going on, it was never a problem in the past, I think it stated when I upgraded to 10.8, but not entirely sure.

    I've got a MBPr 2.7GHz i7 with SSD, so computer speed shouldn't be the cause!

    Any ideas?
  2. SegaMark macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2009
    Warrington, UK
    I'm bumping this because I cannot find an answer, identical issue - started last week, anything HTTPS hammers my CPU and ocspd is the culprit.

    Honestly, I feel like throwing this Mac in the bin now.
  3. ckeilah macrumors newbie

    May 13, 2009
    Still happening... a year later.

    I don't think anyone from Apple actually reads this site, nor does anyone have any clue WTF is going on inside a Mac. It's 30 years of cruft at this point. Turn it off & on again, and pray.

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