Web Guru help needed; "DNS error"

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by GT40sc, Dec 1, 2003.

  1. GT40sc

    GT40sc Active Member

    Jan 14, 2001
    Seattle WA, USA
    I have been having trouble reading the forums here at R.O. and others lately. I can go to the "Table of Contents" page, but the individual threads will not open, and I get an error message saying "Cannot find server or DNS error."

    Today I went to Windows Update and looked up the error, then printed out about 7 pages of instructions on how to cure it. Had something to do with a "Root Certificate Authority."

    Looks like a real PITA to deal with, as you have to install a new certificate at each web site that has a problem...(mostly UBB, in my case, but not all.)

    So before going through all that I decided to check my security settings...


    ...under "Security" I UNchecked the first box, which is called "check for publisher's certificate revocation," and restarted the computer.

    So far everything seems to be fine...I can read R.O. again!...But am I going to have security problems in the future? Is this important at all? Or completely inconsequential?

    I really hate computers sometimes...

  2. pandamonkey

    pandamonkey Active Member

    Dec 28, 2001
    Hey, I too had your problems for a while and I'm considered a "moderator" in some places!!! I banged my head till the cows came home, I even fried my hard drive and set everything back up again because it was driving me insane! then it occured to try installing Netscape to see if I could get on that way and it worked. I actually ended up liking Netscape enough that I use it most of the time. Having both browsers at my fingertips is nice anyways!
    Let me know what happens!
    P.S. made the Seahawks game Sunday, what a stadium! Go Hawks!
  3. GT40sc

    GT40sc Active Member

    Jan 14, 2001
    Seattle WA, USA
    Hey Michael,

    thanks for your help. IE 6 does not work, but Netscape does...whadaya know?

    Just got it going a few minutes ago...the font looks a little strange: (small and thin) and the scroll wheel on my mouse does not work, but at least I can take part in R.O. again...

    "Hello, may I speak to Mr. Gates please?"

    thanks again,

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