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/server -e# to manipulate ssl cert. interaction #173750 29/03/07 04:11 AM
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There have been many posts regarding ssl certificates and auto acceptance and so on, one by myself i believe that was a little lengthy. However this suggestion is much simpler.

/server flag -e#, where # represents how the ssl certificate authentication is treated.

-e without a number would act normally.
-e0 would force the prompt to be displayed even if it was previously set saved and set to autoaccept (via the dialog prompt), and of corse subsequently overwriting/resaving that specific certificate.
-e1 would force the prompt to be hidden/not displayed, and auto-accept the certificate and connection without user interaction.

Whichever option chosen, the rule should apply to any and all subsequent automatic and manual (clicking the con/discon icon) reconnections within that server window/cid, unless a new /server command is issued to it.

I think this would make many users happy who leave mirc running while away from the pc and come back to find a server failed to reconnect due to failed ssl authentication.

More specifically, this is caused by either a new/unknown certificate (network leaf that hasnt been used before) or by a certificate that fails to save (and match the next time) correctly.


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Re: /server -e# to manipulate ssl cert. interaction [Re: Om3n] #173790 30/03/07 03:37 AM
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I agree with this 100%. My network I am currently on has 8 branches from the original hub and several I havent used before and when I randomly disconnect sometimes it connects to a leaf I havent been on yet so I must accept it. This makes it kind of difficult to accept when your NOT THERE wink

Overall, adding this feature would make it not necessarily less annoying just more convenient.


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