I've been getting a lot of failed connections lately, namely from
OCSP validation active on
Firefox, i.e. when the OCSP validation fails the certificate is treated as invalid. Additionally, Firefox uses OCSP stapling. An example error below:
Secure Connection Failed An error occurred during a connection to www.google.fr. The OCSP server experienced an internal error. (Error code: sec_error_ocsp_server_error) The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified. Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem. Alternatively, use the command found in the help menu to report this broken site.
Some of the websites where I detected the problem (HTTPS):
- Google France/Spain;
- Wikipedia; and
[Edit] The first time it lasted between 30-60 minutes; and I am still getting this every once in awhile but only at home. At work it rarely happens (different ISP there btw).