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HSBC epayments issues relating to SSL certificate mismatches

By Jordan Hall 1st April 2011


This is a technical post provided as advice to server administrators having issues with the HSBC payment gateway system. HSBC have recently updated the SSL certificates on their payment gateway system. However it seems they did not provide the intermediate certificates for the certificate authority they used. This leaves the job of updating the CA bundles up to HSBC's clients. The following advice refers to resolving the issue on a Linux server....

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Best Linux Photo Album

By Jordan Hall 11th January 2010


As a user of desktop Linux distributions, both at work and at home, I'm often trying to promote the use of Linux-based systems such as Ubuntu. Systems such as Linux to often seen to be only for the most geeky or technical minded of people, whilst Windows or Mac are heavily promoted as being used for everyday, family orientated purposes. This can be as complex as managing home finances and budgets with a spreadsheet application such as Microsoft ...

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Ubuntu 9.10 Release

By Jordan Hall 28th October 2009


Ubuntu 9.10, the user-friendly, free, Linux-based operating system, is to be released tomorrow (the 29th of October 2009). Canonical, Ubuntu's corporate sponsor, states that Ubuntu 9.10, codenamed Karmic Koala, 'puts the user at the heart of its new design', and being an Ubuntu user myself for about three years and a Linux user for significantly longer, I can certainly agree. Having been a tester of Ubuntu 9.10 during its development, I can tell...

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