Saturday, April 16, 2016
SSL3 - workings for legacy crapware
However, geeks, developers, admins, coders, whatever we are and work for and in our larger or smaller enterprises, need to check web apps over https://my-host-or-ip/my-other-url and be in after authentication. For one reason or another, to check functionality or simply curious or "whatever you need". Routers, devices, even old .wars/.ears deployed on older web containers, again, WHATEVER.
This intro is somehow a rant because I just wasted about one hr of my time trying to get into a whatever old app. And could NOT, because in the virtual where trying (smaller disk size) I only had Firefox latest version (45.0.1 at this time) which I want to update and keep it updated.
But then, what to do with my legacy crapware ?
Turns out there's a simpler solution. Grab an old Firefox. version 31.8.0esr downloaded from
As an archive in Downloads, uncompress, run from there, be done with that.
Why did I spend one hr to find this ? because yes, I wasted time with about:config
in latest Firefox 45.x and most likely above.
For browser developers: keep your old versions available, as years pass by us and technical debt accumulates, you'll be sparring yourself some curses from people like me just wanting to use a freaking browser to get into a web app..... no matter how insecure....
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