ports/142198: SSLv3 failure with xchat on FreeBSD 8.0

Jonathan lordsith49 at hotmail.com
Thu Dec 31 15:40:02 UTC 2009

>Number:         142198
>Category:       ports
>Synopsis:       SSLv3 failure with xchat on FreeBSD 8.0
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    freebsd-ports-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Dec 31 15:40:01 UTC 2009
>Originator:     Jonathan
>Release:        FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE-p1
FreeBSD myworkdesktop.mycompany.net 8.0-RELEASE-p1 FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE-p1 #1: Wed Dec 30 12:37:09 MST 2009     root at myworkdesktop.mycompany.net:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/DUSTPUPPY  i386
I recently updated from FreeBSD 7.2-RELEASE-p5 to 8.0-RELEASE-p1 and did a full reinstall of all ports. After reinstalling irc/xchat attempting to connect to a SSL enabled server as I had previously done resulted in the following error:

Connection failed. Error: (336151568) error:14094410:SSL routines:SSL3_READ_BYTES:sslv3 alert handshake failure

I can connect to the same server without any problems using pidgin IRC as well as Chatzilla on this same desktop. 

Looking through Google a similar error with xchat occured in Linux when SSLv3 with newer extensions were implemented in OpenSSL 0.9.8g. The solution was to dumb down OpenSSL so it didn't use the extension. 
Install xchat on FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE-p1.
Attempt to connect to an SSL secured irc server.


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