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Re: ssl isues are Eating me alive.

On Fri, 14 Apr 2017, Reco wrote:


On Thu, Apr 13, 2017 at 01:01:24PM -0400, Greg Wooledge wrote:
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.

There's one notable exception to this in jessie and it's called w3m.

$ ldd /usr/bin/w3m | grep ssl
       libssl.so.1.0.0 => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libssl.so.1.0.0

In wheezy (at least) I've noticed that curl can also cope, when lynx
(and wget) cannot.