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RE: gnutls_handshake() failed: -8

From: Dorr, Brad <>
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2006 21:30:51 -0500


I am new to curl so maybe I just have the syntax wrong. I want to retrieve a file from the spot where the login drops me when I connect to their site is this syntax correct. it doesn't retrieve any files.

curl --ftp-ssl -1 -S --trace-ascii curltrace.trc --cacert /opt/TWWfsw/curl715/share/verisign4_b64_all.pem --cert-type PEM -vu DCH00YU:gu83u8usd01l

the port I need is 11250.


-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Dan Fandrich
Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2006 3:13 PM
Subject: Re: gnutls_handshake() failed: -8

On Wed, Jan 25, 2006 at 02:55:04PM -0500, Dorr, Brad wrote:
> We are running on AIX 5.2 Unix platform. I have install curl successfully, but I cannot get a connection to a vendors site. I am trying to get a SSL FTP connection. Below is the curl command I ran and the results. Can you help with the handshake error that I am getting. I have run out of options. Is there something the certificate which I got from the vendor or something else going on? Any direction or help would be great. I did get curl to work connecting to another Unix server via ftp so I know curl works ok.

What version of curl?

> Thanks,
> Brad Dorr.
> # curl --cert-type PEM --cacert /opt/TWWfsw/curl715/share/veriroot_b64_cnvrt.pem -vu DCH00YU:PHNSrock ftps://

Great password. I hope you don't use it for anything but your cert.

> * About to connect() to port 11250
> * Trying connected
> * Connected to ( port 11250
> * found 1 certificates in /opt/TWWfsw/curl715/share/veriroot_b64_cnvrt.pem
> * gnutls_handshake() failed: -8
> * Closing connection #0

You don't want ftps: here. That will encrypt the control channel, which this
server doesn't want. You want a plain ftp: URL here and the --ftp-ssl option
to negotiate SSL in the ftp session.

> Segmentation fault(coredump)

This is always bad. Can you run this under a debugger and see where it fails?

>>> Dan

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