smithsa smithsa

Niner since 2007


  • Windows Home Server

    This looks like a great product, and I'm really excited to get a copy to start playing with.

    One of the biggest questions I have concerns the security of the remote access feature. From the little bit I've seen, it looks like the device may be remotely accessed over HTTPS directly from a browser. My question is how does the device get an SSL certificate to start an SSL session.

    So far, the responses I've gotten to this question seem to tell me that the server is using a self-signed certificate. This is pretty surprising for two reasons: First, won't self-signed certificates teach the Peters of the world really bad habits that will put him at risk in the future? And secondly, aren't self-signed certificates really frowned upon in the IE7 world (as well as with all of the newer browsers).