Problems with specific certificate/key (Debian Bug #426013)

Mark Adams mark at
Thu Feb 28 13:51:46 CET 2008

On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 11:07:02PM +0200, Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos wrote:
> Mark Adams wrote:
>> On Jan 3, 2008 2:36 AM, Marc Haber <mh+gnutls-devel at> wrote:
>> I'm using gnutls 2.0.4 at present (this is the current debian testing
>> version). Is it possibly a known issue with this version? I can not
>> install the new version at present, as this is a production server. I
>> will be able to test this if you think it will correct the issue.
>> For reference, gnutls-serv and gnutl-client work with this cert/key
>> pair. I can run the server fine using;
>> gnutls-serv --debug 5 --x509keyfile myhost_net.key --x509certfile myhost_net.crt
>> And the client can connect using;
>> gnutls-cli -p 5556
>> however, when using certtool -i < my key file failes with the base 64
>> decoding error.
> This is normal. The -i parameter only reads certificates. You should use  
> the -k option to parse the key. Do you use the same file to hold the key  
> and the certificate? Also in your tests please use the -d 2 parameter to  
>  output more verbose information.
> regards,
> Nikos

Hi, I have run this and all appears fine, please advise what output you

Please also advise what other tests I can run


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