[techtalk] strange SSL issue

Adriana Gonzalez adriana at hq.mycity.com
Mon Jan 29 11:53:40 EST 2001

Check the FAQ at: http://www.modssl.org/docs/2.6/ssl_faq.html, specially the question that goes like:

"When I connect via HTTPS to an Apache+mod_ssl+OpenSSL server with Microsoft Internet Explorer (MSIE) I get various I/O errors. What is the reason?"

Also take a look at these articles, for other known problems with IE and SSL:

 Cannot Gain Access to Certain Secure Web Sites
 Err Msg: Internet Explorer Cannot Open the Internet Site...
 Programs and Services that Use SSL or SSPI May Not Work After You = Install Internet Explorer 5.01
 Error Messages When You Try to Log On to a Secure Web Site if Registry = Key Is Damaged or Invalid

Amy wrote:
>  We have a secure server running RH7.0, using the
> SSL inherent in RH7.0, which uses mod_ssl,
>  (which uses OpenSSL, from what I understand)
> with Apache. On certain web browers (IE 5 for certain),
> no images show up in secure mode, and the SSL service does
> not work. Not ALL IE5 browsers, however. I discovered that
> if you download the service pack for IE5.01 and install it,
> the problem goes away. Now, my question is, is this a bug in
>  Apache/OpenSSL, or is this just a browser bug? Either way,
> it's bad because ALOT of people use IE 5 right now. I can't seem
> to narrow down exactly what bug fix in the service pack fixes
> the problem. Has anyone else encountered this and found a patch
> for it on the Apache/OpenSSL end that will not involve customers
> having to tell people how to fix their  IE5? I have also been told
> that AOL has the same problem, but cannot confirm this, or confirm
> which version of AOL is doing this. If anyone has heard of this,
> and knows what it could be, I would be overjoyed. I have searched
> through bug databases, etc, and have found no evidence of this
>  problem. Perhaps I overlooked something?
>  Amy
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   Adriana Gonzalez                  
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