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Chrome can't browse my HTTPS sites - all other browsers has no problems

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Hi all,

Chrome has problem browsing my HTTPS sites. First time I browse my site, it never gets loaded - Chrome just spins. If I try again a minute later, Chrome loads it fine. If I let it be for half an hour, problem starts all over again.

I've tested on several Pc/Macs with Chrome 9.0.597.98 (on XP x86 and Win7 x64) and 10.0.648.82 (Mac) - all have the problem. I've also tested on different networks.

If I use IE, FireFox and Safari I have no problems.

My websites is on IIS 7.5 (Windows Server 2008 R2) behind a Forefront TMG 2010 server.

Any idea why Chrome is "freezing" on my HTTPS sites?

Thanks!

Mojo
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by:Glen Knight
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If you do plain old HTTP does it still freeze?


Is there anything "special" about the site?
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by:M_O_J_O
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@demazter

No problems with HTTP sites at all.

No - nothing special.

I'm really puzzled by this.
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Does the same site with http instead of https work OK?
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by:M_O_J_O
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@demazter:

Spooky ... if I remove "Notify HTTP users to use HTTPS instead" on my TMG 2010 Webpublishing rule, then site works fine with HTTP.

So to answer your question - yes it works fine on HTTP but not HTTPS.

Thanks.
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by:Glen Knight
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Interesting.

And if you access it directly without using FTMG does that work?
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by:kevp75
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check the certificate.  is it from a reputable source?
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Ok I found the problem...

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/Forefrontedgegeneral/thread/fb615e18-9cf8-48c3-92b9-94d459bd69aa/

It seams like Google has implemented something called "SSL False Start" and that is on by default and it doesn't work with TMG 2010 ... HMMMMMMM!!!!!

After I added the switch ... -disable-ssl-false-start ... to the chrome shortcut everything is fine.

Microsoft says they doen't want to make TMG compatible with "SSL False Start" since it's not a "standard".

Wtf? So Google is implementing a technology that Microsoft doesn't support and my customers (using google Chrome) can't see my sites.

:((((((

What do you think guys? Is it Google or Microsoft to blame???

Thanks all for your help!

Mojo
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by:Glen Knight
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I would say they are both to blame.

They are direct competitors in the browser, search & OS markets.  They are not likely to help each other.
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by:M_O_J_O
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Well this has caused me 5 days/nights of trouble and a bill of €360 to Microsoft for finding this solution. Hmmmm.
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by:Glen Knight
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Well, thank you for sharing it with us.  Others will benefit from your findings.
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i agree with demazter, they are definately both to blame
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Because I was the one to solve the problem.
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