drac5 / 6 with latest java 1.8.73

new java – new problems. “Error when reading form SSL socket connection” showed again after the upgrade to new java

follow the steps from the earlier post and edit those in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre1.8.0_73\lib\security\java.security:

jdk.certpath.disabledAlgorithms=MD2, RSA keySize < 1024
# completely comment out this one
#jdk.tls.disabledAlgorithms=SSLv3, RC4, DH keySize < 768

also:

  • go to the Control panel > java
  • in the General tab: Settings > Delete files – mark all the check boxes and click ok; then in the Temporary File Settings make sure that [x] Keep temp files on my PC is checked
  • in the Security tab click on the Edit Site List and add https://10.1.2.3/ – the address of your drac
  • click ok

standard disclaimer: this changes will decrese the security of encryption/network communication of all of the java applications you might use on your computer

ps: 2016-09-30 – looks like those steps work still fine with java 1.8.101

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