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WebGuide & the WHS Certificate RRS feed

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    I've been playing around with WegGuide on my local network. When attempting to play a music track Windows Media Player returns an error : "the security information from the server could not be validated".

     

    I suspect that this is down to linking to WHS via https://server , the GoDaddy certificate being for <name>.homeserver.com and so not having a valid certificate. However, my router doesn't support loopback so I can't use <name>.homeserver.com on the local network (and hence use a valid certificate).

     

    Is there a way I can get/use a certificate that works on my local network?

     

     

    Friday, January 11, 2008 11:01 AM

Answers

  • A workaround would be to add an entry into the local hosts file for your home server so you could call it by the correct dns name.  Host file is located in %SYSTEMROOT%\system32\drivers\etc (on 32 bit guest). 

    Just add a new line with the local IP of the server and the full DNS name for the cert - <name>.homeserver.com  Then you'll be able to browse https://<name>.homeserver.com from your home system without hitting the outside interface of your firewall.


    Friday, January 11, 2008 8:03 PM

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  • A workaround would be to add an entry into the local hosts file for your home server so you could call it by the correct dns name.  Host file is located in %SYSTEMROOT%\system32\drivers\etc (on 32 bit guest). 

    Just add a new line with the local IP of the server and the full DNS name for the cert - <name>.homeserver.com  Then you'll be able to browse https://<name>.homeserver.com from your home system without hitting the outside interface of your firewall.


    Friday, January 11, 2008 8:03 PM
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    Excellent. It works fine. Thanks.
    Friday, January 11, 2008 8:43 PM