SSL Handshake failed

Paul Aurich darkrain42 at
Mon Nov 8 22:58:45 EST 2010

And ajith kumar spoke on 11/08/2010 07:50 PM, saying:
> Hello Paul ,
> Sorry to take the freedom to send you a direct email . I tried posting
> in Support mailing list , but couldnt get enough help there.

As Etan told you, this error does indicate that the client and server don't
have any overlapping supported TLS mechanisms.

If you could provide a packet capture and the server name (if it's public),
that would be helpful in knowing whether your copy of Pidgin is advertising
some artificially small set of ciphers, or the server is being odd.

> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: ajith kumar < at>
> Date: 27 October 2010 15:17
> Subject: Handshake failed
> To: support at
> Cc: devel at


> (11:19:05) jabber: Sending (XXX at <starttls
> xmlns='urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:xmpp-tls'/>
> (11:19:05) jabber: Recv (50): <proceed xmlns='urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:xmpp-tls'/>
> (11:19:05) nss: Handshake failed  (-12286)
> (11:19:05) connection: Connection error on 065E5570 (reason: 5
> description: SSL_handskakning misslyckades)



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