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HTTPS / SSL Proxy Service/s (enabled)

Monday, May 30th, 2016

Before and After Proxy
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Enabled basic proxy services for HTTPS / SSL protocol; All/Shared access to the Network Solutions Web site domain of secure.netsolhost.com and its service which supported HTTPS / SSL protocol usage has been disabled and discontinued by the web hosting provider. A suitable solution and replacement that is non-Shared can be located via https://00481d1.netsolhost.com/{sitename} and will be enabled for public use of Kitchen Pages computer software Web site/s where required. The indirect external-looking-inward simple http-proxy is provided by htaccess rewrite within each {sitename} sub-directory (hint: two separate rewrites, one with %2 for cgi filenames and the other of $1 for everything else and both using stuff like [R=303,P,L] to force it) that in the case of being unsuccessful will access a php gateway initially designed for use by the Kitchen Page web page management interface (allowing access to actual files) but also serves as a Name-Server for resolving domain names and error catcher. When compared with the former disabled and discontinued secure.netsolhost.com service/s – the prefix of 00481d1 will assist the security for End-users by being a unique identifier of a subdomain (other hosted Web sites do have their own prefix).

While HTTPS is supported by all domain names, the certificate provided at this time does NOT match the site name (a practice which is outside of SEO best practices). The issue will cause site programming and client scripting to fail or become unstable producing unwanted or unknown errors. Therefore the ability of End-users/clients to use HTTPS with non-matching certificates will be discontinued at the next planned server/service upgrade – requests will be resolved by the correct site supplied service (HTTPS / SSL protocol proxy supplied Web site page if enabled – however if not enabled then the request will be redirected to be resolved by using the default standard of HTTP).

HTTPS / SSL protocol proxy supplied Web site page – Certificate Information :

GeoTrust Inc.
Connection Encrypted (TLS EDHSE RSA WITH AES 256 CBC SHA, 256 bit keys, TLS 1.2)
Uses: SSL Client Certificate, SSL Server Certificate.
Begins On Monday, 28 December 2015.
Expres On Saturday, 30 December 2017.
Serial Number 09:3D:4D
SHA-256 Fingerprint 90:E9:1A:94:EA:AC:BD:E8:54:CC:F9:65:27:EF:16:AA:
62:EB:A1:66:3A:55:1C:E4:1D:5F:F9:FC:40:0B:50:11
SHA1 Fingerprint: 0A:E5:03:0C:C3:0F:11:FA:37:1E:A4:9D:A6:16:E6:F9:1B:03:A7:19
Country: US

System and Server maintenance notice

Friday, July 26th, 2013

The web server has had its permissions reset after a netsolhost.com restart.

All online versions of KitCAD i3 KGC were unable to function starting from the 22nd of July and ending on the 24th of July, 2013.

Required CGI file permissions have now been reset.

For more information see Issue report.

System and Server maintenance notice

Sunday, March 31st, 2013

During the System and Server maintenance staring in April 2013 – All current IPv4 addresses for domains/hosts are being added to one IPv6 host using AAAA records (converted from IPv4 addresses). Any domains that require services like Email will also have a PTR record added.

Where possible – 2 secondary NS record to another network will be added, along with 1 or 2 secondary A record IP address (3 NIC’s). Domains that have a secondary network added may experience a short limited downtime or connection timeout (not lasting more then 48 hours).

Testing will be done on a per-domain basis, after each change testing will be performed.

Comments will be posted to mark progress and when the System maintenance has been completed (end of April?).