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DoD website question

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Generalcarry, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. Generalcarry

    Generalcarry NRA Member

    Apr 25, 2004
    The VA sent me this address to contact along with my Activation Code for self service logon. The letter came by US Mail.
    After I type the link above, I get this message saying the link is Untrustworthy. I get the same message if I use Win 7 Chrome, or XP using FireFox.

    I also tried with the same results.

    These are for my health records from 67-68 and vital.
    Any thoughts?
  2. wrenrj1


    May 22, 2002
    I couldn't get either link to come up. Did you type them in correctly (referring to those in your post).

  3. gh0st614


    May 4, 2003
    Columbus, OH
    Yea neither link worked for me. I know it sounds like alot of work but I would take that letter into the VA or call somebody about it. It could be some sort of scam preying on vets.
  4. kc8ykd


    Oct 6, 2005
    this is the correct url for the first link:

    this is the correct url for the second link:

    the reason the security warnings pop up is because the incorrect urls don't match the security certificates for the correct ones.

    i didn't get any certificate warnings when i went to the proper urls.
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2011
  5. Generalcarry

    Generalcarry NRA Member

    Apr 25, 2004

    I definitely copied the first url incorrectly twice, on different computers substituting . for /. Thanks for correcting me.
    The first url you typed came up aces, but the second I typed verbatim from the letter . Even though you added https:// it still gives me "The site's security certificate is not trusted!"
    Thanks again, I need the first, wife needs the 2nd when I'm dead. Maybe I can get it right before then!

    I copied and pasted

    and came up with the same. Yours works mine doesn't.
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2011
  6. Generalcarry

    Generalcarry NRA Member

    Apr 25, 2004
    NOT!!!! Why will it work on GT and not google chrome? Rhetorical question.:dunno:
  7. My Marine Online account always comes up with a bad certificate, but I would contact the VA directly to verify the links, just to be safe.
  8. kc8ykd


    Oct 6, 2005
    honestly, i wouldn't worry about it.

    also, all i did was swap some .'s for /'s when entering the url's into my browser and copy/pasted the results back to my earlier post.

    considering how many certs the various parts of the government has i would expect them to have issues with them expiring at times.

    it's possible i added an exception for the second link a while back while doing stuff for my brother who's a Marine, and that's why i didn't get a security warning.

    either way, they're hosted on legit .mil servers.

    NetRange: -
    NetName:        DNIC-NET-214
    NetHandle:      NET-214-0-0-0-1
    NetType:        Direct Assignment
    RegDate:        1998-03-27
    Updated:        2011-06-21
    OrgName:        DoD Network Information Center
    OrgId:          DNIC
    Address:        3990 E. Broad Street
    City:           Columbus
    StateProv:      OH
    PostalCode:     43218
    Country:        US
    Updated:        2011-08-17

    That's the link I use to get into my local VA health services. I've never had issues regarding site security and I use both an alpha shield and a watchguard firebox hardware firewalls in tandem with NIS 2012.
  10. BINGO. I get the same thing and I'm told it's because the urls do not match.
  11. Generalcarry

    Generalcarry NRA Member

    Apr 25, 2004
    I HAD to call DEEDS because I cannot logon, they have my birthday day wrong. I asked about the warning and was told the government didn't need the certificates and just ignore the warnings.
  12. HerrGlock

    HerrGlock Scouts Out CLM

    Dec 28, 2000
    All of my connections to the VA, Army and updating my DD214 come up with bad certificates.

    Rather often they have the certificate for the server when the site is

    Gets annoying but accept it as normal.