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Re: Which SSL Company? (Slightly OT)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dustin Douglas" <dustin@freethelaplandsix.com>
To: <debian-isp@lists.debian.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 21, 2003 10:23 PM
Subject: Which SSL Company? (Slightly OT)

> While this isn't exactly Debian related, it _is_ ISP related.
> We'll shortly be purchasing an SSL Cert for one of our clients who is
> going to be launching an e-commerce site, but I'm at a loss as to
> which company to buy the Cert from. I'd prefer to avoid Verisign out
> of general principal, not to mention the fact that their prices are
> pretty steep. Thawte is a consideration with MUCH cheaper prices, but
> again Verisign is in the picture. Anyone have any other
> suggestions? I have considered signing my own certs, but
> don't think the client would appreciate the barrage of dialogs popped
> forth from IE.


We used to buy them from Thawte, but switched to Tucows/OpenSRS. My
experience is that Thawte works ok, but is slower in signing and renewing
certificates than Tucows. Both parties are accepted as a valid CA by most
browsers, so I doubt people would experience issues with them.


Teun Vink

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