Reply to post: Re: "We decided on a global fallback"

These truly are the end times for TLS 1.0, 1.1: Firefox hopes to 'eradicate' weak HTTPS standard by blocking it

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Re: "We decided on a global fallback"

They are usually accessed by IP address, and you can't get a certificate for that.

Partially correct. You can get publicly trusted certificates for a public IP address, but not for a reserved i.e. private IP address (and any public certificates that were issued for reserved IP addresses were revoked around a decade ago IIRC.)

If you need a certificate for a reserved IP address for your own internal network, you can set up your own certificate authority (e.g. Active Directory Certificate Services if you're of a windows persuasion) and bake your own.

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