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From Aaron W Morris <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] IE6 doesn't like mod_ssl - Apache 2.0.48
Date Sat, 17 Jan 2004 02:25:12 GMT
James Cort wrote:

> I have Apache 2.0.48 running on RedHat 7.1 with OpenSSL 0.9.6a. I used the
> mod_ssl which is distributed with Apache 2.0.48. The server handles just
> HTTPS - no unencrypted communication.
> This it does quite nicely - Mozilla is able to connect to it happily, as
> is IE 5.5. However, IE 6 fails,  giving the (helpful) message "Cannot find
> server or DNS error".
> I have used Ethereal to sniff what goes on when IE6 connects to the secure
> server. As far as I can tell, the session goes as follows:
> client          server     SYN
> server        client       SYN/ACK
> client          server     ACK
> client          server     Client Hello, Content Type: Handshake, Version:
> TLS1.0
> server        client       ACK
> server        client       Server Hello, change cipher spec,
> client          server     Change cipher spec
> client          server     FIN, ACK
> server        client       FIN, ACK
> client          server     ACK
> And that's it. The client makes no further attempt to contact the server.
> I'm using a fairly standard SSL.conf with a self-signed certificate.  I
> attach the ssl.conf I'm using.
> Has anyone met this issue before?

Try disabling different protocols and/or individual ciphers.

Aaron W Morris <> (decep)

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