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Re: ssl isues are Eating me alive.




On Thu, Apr 13, 2017 at 11:54:32AM -0500, Martin McCormick wrote:
> This started out a year or so ago with the occasional site in
> which lynx would report that it was unable to establish a TLS
> connection with this or that site. [...]

It's not just lynx.  It's EVERY single terminal-based browser, and
as you noticed, it gets worse every day.

Apparently all of the terminal-based browsers in wheezy and jessie are
linked with libgnutls instead of libopenssl, and libgnutls (at least as
provided by jessie) is completely incapable of forming an SSL connection
with half of the Web.

Every time someone in IRC pastes an https://* link, it's a roll of the
dice whether I'll be able to open it in elinks.  https://paste.debian.net/
is one example of a site that does not work.  If you remove the 's'
and just go to http://paste.debian.net/ it's fine.

Most other paste sites don't offer a working option like that.