--- Original Message -----
From: "Yoav Nir" <ynir(_at_)checkpoint(_dot_)com>
To: "Paul Hoffman" <paul(_dot_)hoffman(_at_)vpnc(_dot_)org>
Cc: "Stuart Cheshire" <cheshire(_at_)apple(_dot_)com>; "IETF-Discussion list"
Sent: Monday, September 26, 2011 10:11 PM
On Sep 26, 2011, at 5:25 AM, Paul Hoffman wrote:
On Sep 25, 2011, at 7:20 PM, Stuart Cheshire wrote:
% svn info https://svn.tools.ietf.org/svn/wg/hybi
svn: OPTIONS of 'https://svn.tools.ietf.org/svn/wg/hybi': SSL negotiation
failed: SSL error code -1/1/336032856 (https://svn.tools.ietf.org)
If you're on a Mac, can you please try this command for me and let me know
if it works for you or gives the 336032856 error?
Happens to everyone with a Mac. Someone else will chime in before we
Californians wake up tomorrow saying what the problem is. Speculation on a
different list was that this is a mismatch between SSL library versions with
some interaction with the new TLS renegotiation fix, but I haven't seen
I guess you're awake by now, but here goes. I'm attaching a tcpdump capture.
The client sends a SNI extension with the name "svn.tools.ietf.org". For some
reason the server does not recognize the name. This is particularly puzzling
because the CommonName in the server certificate is "*.tools.ietf.org", which is
usually considered a match. The server
Unfortunately, we now also have RFC6125 which encourages people to
" o Move away from including and checking strings that look like
domain names in the subject's Common Name."
in a slightly different, but closely related, context. It seems unlikely that
this advice is having an impact so soon, but it is another source of
sends a warning-level "unrecognized name" alert, and the client breaks the
connection. Here's what RFC 6066 has to say on the subject:
If the server understood the ClientHello extension but
does not recognize the server name, the server SHOULD take one of two
actions: either abort the handshake by sending a fatal-level
unrecognized_name(112) alert or continue the handshake. It is NOT
RECOMMENDED to send a warning-level unrecognized_name(112) alert,
because the client's behavior in response to warning-level alerts is
Anyway, the server is wrong to send the alert on two counts: the name does
match, and the warning-level alert violates a "NOT RECOMMENDED"/
OTOH, the client should not abort on a warning level alert.
My opinion: it's the server that is more wrong.
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