"Unable to validate certificate"

Phil Smith III phs3stuff at cox.net
Fri Jan 5 15:04:00 EST 2018

Saw that, but it *seems* slightly different.

Weirdly, after getting them all evening and night (based on the number of popups I had to close!), I got a few throughout the morning and then they stopped. So maybe it really was a Google problem--maybe one server behind a LB with a bad cert?

-----Original Message-----
From: pidgin at alexoren.com [mailto:pidgin at alexoren.com] 
Sent: Friday, January 05, 2018 2:57 PM
To: phs3stuff <phs3stuff at cox.net>; support at pidgin.im
Subject: Re: "Unable to validate certificate"

Similar issue here:

	The certificate for 0.client-channel.google.com could not be validated.
	The certificate is not trusted because no certificate that can verify it is currently trusted.

There's an issue on Bitbucket:

On 05/01/2018 3:48 PM, phs3stuff wrote:
> After running flawlessly for a while, I'm suddenly getting:
> Unable to validate certificate
> The certificate for clients6.google.com could not be validated. The certificate chain presented is invalid.
> This happens repeatedly at random intervals. Sometimes I get several of these dialogs at once, sometimes just one.
> I know what an invalid certificate chain is, just not what to do about it for this. Seems like the server is presenting the invalid chain, which I can't really fix anyway, eh?
> Ideas?
> Windows 7, fully patched; Help/About says:
> Pidgin 2.12.0 (libpurple 2.12.0)
> Unknown
> (what's the "Unknown" about??)
> And I'm using the Hangouts plugin.

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