SSL Handshake Error.

Subramaniam Iyer subiyer at
Sat Feb 13 08:48:06 EST 2010


Am trying connect to a private XMPP server using pidgin on ubuntu and
it errors out with " SSL Handshake Error". This works when I use
pidgin on a windows platform. Any assistance would be appreciated. (Am
trying to move away from Windows to Ubuntu :) ).

Details as below:

uname -a output:

Linux si-ubuntu 2.6.31-19-generic #56-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jan 28 01:26:53
UTC 2010 i686 GNU/Linux

Pidgin Log Output : <<have replaced the chat server and domain names
with "chat" and "domain" respy.>>

(19:10:23) account: Connecting to account siyer at
(19:10:23) connection: Connecting. gc = 0x8583a00
(19:10:23) proxy: No environment settings found, not using a proxy
(19:10:23) dns: DNS query for '' queued
(19:10:23) dns: Wait for DNS child 2628 failed: No child processes
(19:10:23) dns: Created new DNS child 2684, there are now 1 children.
(19:10:23) dns: Successfully sent DNS request to child 2684
(19:10:23) dns: Got response for ''
(19:10:23) dnsquery: IP resolved for
(19:10:23) proxy: Attempting connection to
(19:10:23) proxy: Connecting to with no proxy
(19:10:23) proxy: Connection in progress
(19:10:23) proxy: Connecting to
(19:10:23) proxy: Connected to
(19:10:23) gnutls: Starting handshake with
(19:10:24) gnutls: Handshake failed. Error A TLS fatal alert has been received.
(19:10:24) connection: Connection error on 0x8583a00 (reason: 5
description: SSL Handshake Failed)
(19:10:24) account: Disconnecting account siyer at
(19:10:24) connection: Disconnecting connection 0x8583a00
(19:10:24) connection: Destroying connection 0x8583a00
(19:10:26) util: Writing file prefs.xml to directory /home/subiyer/.purple
(19:10:26) util: Writing file /home/subiyer/.purple/prefs.xml
(19:10:28) util: Writing file accounts.xml to directory /home/subiyer/.purple
(19:10:28) util: Writing file /home/subiyer/.purple/accounts.xml

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