Cannot access a page that is accessible in the United States
I cannot access some .mil websites that are accessible from inside the US. The administrators of some of the sites assure me that the sites are accessible worldwide. However, I am currently in Europe and unable to access these sites. The site does have pop-ups, but I disabled the pop-up blocker, and am still unable to access.
Additional System Details
- Shockwave Flash 25.0 r0
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.11; rv:52.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/52.0
What kind of issues do you have? Do you have all DoD certificates installed in case these are used for these pages?
Can you post a link to a publicly accessible page (i.e. no authentication or signing on required)?
Issues are: Unable to connect Firefox can’t establish a connection to the server at secure.doded.mil. The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few moments. If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer’s network connection. If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.
I have no DoD certificates installed that I am aware of, but when troubleshooting this as a Mac issue, the Mac representative (in the US) was able to access the site immediately without installing certificates.
The link is: https://secure.doded.mil/TTTRegistration
Works for me. Tools -> Page Info -> Security shows:
Website: secure.doded.mil Owner: This website does not supply ownership information. Verified by: U.S. Government Technical Details Connection Encrypted (TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA, 256 bit keys, TLS 1.2)
Are you trying to access from Europe?
Is "Verified by: " significant? Mine says "not specified" rather than "U.S. Government" like yours does.
You could try a VPN to see whether connecting through a U.S. network makes a difference.
I've used this one in Chrome, but for Firefox, it would operate at the system level, they don't have a Firefox extension.
The VPN, listing my location as within the US solved the issue, though I think there should be some other solution if the site administrators insist that the site is accessible worldwide. Thank you for the suggestion!