I’m generating a new certificate for myself, and I still remember the frustration I ran into a long time ago where the problem was my certificate expired needlessly and completely unexpectedly.
So this time I figured what the hell, I’ll set it to expire in 100 years. I thought that was the end of it, until I dumped my cert and observed the following:
Validity Not Before: Feb 10 04:16:53 2012 GMT Not After : Jan 4 21:48:37 1976 GMT
Come on, you have got to be kidding me? I’m going to guess this is the Year 2038 problem. But in security software (openssl) that was built last year? I sure hope they’ll be working on ridding themselves of this problem before we get close to that date. You think it’s far, but remember how much was spent on Y2K?