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Broken SSL cert caused by router?
- Subject: Broken SSL cert caused by router?
- From: ml-nanog at techcompute.net (Lewis,Mitchell T.)
- Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:57:09 -0700 (PDT)
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Meraki Access Points are interesting devices.
I have found they cause issues with Linux firewalls if the merakis are not configured "correctly".
Meraki Access Points do content inspections which I have found can cause produce symptoms similar to yours, although I have not experienced what you are describing. Since the MX64W is both an Access Point & security gateway, it has some additional content inspection/intelligence for it's security appliance role on top of the functions it performs as an access point, the same functions which are found in Meraki standalone access points as well.
I am not sure what the specifics are as I do not use Meraki security appliances but it is worth checking. I have found with Meraki that items in the control panel/dashboard are not always labeled the best so I have found it is usually worth putting in a ticket with them and/or a call to them to see what they think (1-888-490-0918).
Mitchell T. Lewis
Mlewis at Techcompute.Net
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike" <mike-nanog at tiedyenetworks.com>
To: nanog at nanog.org
Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2015 6:38:55 PM
Subject: Broken SSL cert caused by router?
I have a very odd problem.
We've recently gotten a 'real' ssl certificate from godaddy to
cover our domain (*.domain.com) and have installed it in several places
where needed for email (imap/starttls and etc) and web. This works
great, seems ok according to various online TLS certificate checkers,
and I get the green lock when testing using my own browsers and such.
I have a customer however that uses our web mail system now secured
with ssl. I myself and many others use it and get the green lock. But,
whenever any station at the customer tries using it, they get a broken
lock and 'your connection is not private'. The actual error displayed
below is 'cert_authority_invalid' and it's "Go Daddy Secure Certificate
Authority - G2". And it gets worse - whenever I go to the location and
use my own laptop, the very one that 'works' when at my office, I ALSO
get the error. AND EVEN WORSE - when I connect to my cell phone provided
hotspot, the error goes away!
As weird as this all sounds, I got it nailed down to one device -
they have a Cisco/Meraki MX64W as their internet gateway - and when I
remove that device from the chain and go 'straight' out to the internet,
suddenly, the certificate problem goes away entirely.
How is this possible? Can anyone comment on these devices and tell
me what might be going on here?