[openssl-users] troubleshooting ssl errors

Paul Greene paul.greene.va at gmail.com
Wed Oct 11 02:57:07 UTC 2017

Hello All,

I'm trying to establish a connection between two servers for the purpose of
data sharing.

On my end, these are the version numbers of everything I'm using
RHEL 7.4
wget 1.14
openssl 1.0.2k-fips

Not sure what's on the other end, other than it is a Linux server

When I run the connectivity tests, these are the errors I'm getting - you
can see the commands run, the output that comes back (hostname and ip
address are obfuscated)

Any suggestions?


[root at hostname ~]# wget https://domain.name.com:8443
--secure-protocol=SSLv3 --debug
DEBUG output created by Wget 1.14 on linux-gnu.

URI encoding = âUTF-8â
Converted file name 'index.html' (UTF-8) -> 'index.html' (UTF-8)
Converted file name 'index.html' (UTF-8) -> 'index.html' (UTF-8)
--2017-10-10 22:20:20--  https://domain.name.com:8443/
Resolving domain.name.com (domain.name.com)... <ip.address>
Caching domain.name.com => <ip.address>
Connecting to domain.name.com (domain.name.com)|<ip.address>|:8443...
Created socket 3.
Releasing 0x000000000186e340 (new refcount 1).
Initiating SSL handshake.
SSL handshake failed.
Closed fd 3
Unable to establish SSL connection.

[root at hostname ~]# curl -k https://domain.name.com:8443 -insecure -v
* Couldn't find host domain.name.com in the .netrc file; using defaults
* About to connect() to domain.name.com port 8443 (#0)
*   Trying <ip.address>...
* Connected to domain.name.com (<ip.address>) port 8443 (#0)
* Initializing NSS with certpath: sql:/etc/pki/nssdb
* NSS error -5938 (PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR)
* Encountered end of file
* Closing connection 0
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