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Tim ignored_mailbox at yahoo.com.au
Wed Feb 20 23:05:47 UTC 2008

On Wed, 2008-02-20 at 13:30 +0000, tony.chamberlain at lemko.com wrote:
> Once however I ran the program and it didn't work.  Doing some
> investigation I realized that every once-in-a-while (seems
> unpredictable) the VPN also asks something like
>      Unable to verify certificate 1d:3a:4c:1b:2a:3d:41:5e
>    accept [y/n]:
> (again the hex digits have been changed for security reasons).  So
> what I am expecting (Username) does not come up yet.  First I have to
> send a "y".  But I can't do this automatically or sometimes it will
> send "y" as my username.
> I can see two possible solutions, but not sure how to implement
> either:
>   1) Make it so it never (or always) asks to accept the certificate 

I wouldn't set a script to auto-accept unverified certificates.  You
open yourself to abuse.  i.e. You could be logging into someone's man in
the middle attack, who snaffles up your logon credentials.

You want to find out why you're being asked this, before trying to come
up with a work-around.

(This computer runs FC7, my others run FC4, FC5 & FC6, in case that's
 important to the thread.)

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