IP 126.96.36.199 - Opera.com: Security certificate problem?
My question arises from this thread and from blackbird71's contribution there in particular:
@blackbird71 said in Opera sites can't be reached !!:
If you enter either of the following Opera IP numbers directly into your browser address bar, does Opera's website open? If not, what occurs?
If you enter http://opera.com into the address bar, does it behave differently, and if so, how?
Both of these techniques should cause your browser to be automatically redirected to Opera's https download site.
If I enter 188.8.131.52 in Internet Explorer, it will first show http://184.108.40.206/ in its address bar, then https://220.127.116.11/ and report (translated by me):
There is a problem with the security certificate of the website. The security certificate of this website was issued for a different address of the website. The security certificate problems may indicate an attempt to trick you or intercept data you have sent to the server. It is recommended that you close the web page and do not switch to this website.
Firefox Portable shows:
If I enter http://opera.com into the address bar, all three web browsers will open https://www.opera.com/, without warnings of certificate problems.
Since I'm just an ordinary user I don't know how to assess this situation.
Windows 7 32-bit with all updates and up-to-date Internet Explorer 11, Opera 58.0.3135.68 (stable, stand-alone installation), Firefox Portable 65.0.1