xchat vs freenode

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Wed Apr 20 11:49:15 UTC 2016

On 04/20/16 12:15, Andriy Gapon wrote:
> It seems that most of FreeNode servers now reject SSLv3.
> They simply reset a TCP connection after Client Hello message with that
> protocol.  xchat appears to be hardcoded to use SSLv3, so it now has a trouble
> connecting to the FreeNode servers with SSL enabled.
> Here are some bug reports describing the problem for Linux distributions:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xchat-gnome/+bug/1381484
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1091544
> This patch seems to fix the issue for me:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/attachment.cgi?id=889894&action=diff

Bernard Spil has a whole raft of patches for these sort of bugs
available from https://wiki.freebsd.org/OpenSSL/No-SSLv3

I've been using his patch to irc/xchat happily for several months.



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