[Help-gnutls] Failure to connect from mutt with gnutls

Andrew McDonald andrew at mcdonald.org.uk
Mon Jan 7 20:27:11 CET 2002

On Mon, Jan 07, 2002 at 05:55:01PM +0000, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> I'm trying to use the Debian version of mutt (version 1.3.24) with gnutls
> (version 0.2.11) to connect to an IMAP server with SSL support (provided by
> stunnel 3.10 and OpenSSL 0.9.4).
> mutt fails to connect to the server, leaving a status message
> "gnutls_handshake".  stunnel logs an error message like this:
> Jan  7 01:34:40 halibut stunnel[32346]: SSL_accept: error:0406506C:rsa
> routines:RSA_EAY_PRIVATE_DECRYPT:data greater than mod len
> I have made successful IMAP/SSL connections to this server with a variety of
> other clients, so I don't think stunnel is at fault.  So might this be a
> fault in gnutls, or should I be looking at mutt?

If you want to try a more recent version of gnutls, you can get a newer
version of the patch for mutt at:
The most recent version of the patch there requires gnutls 0.3.2 (or a
current CVS version). (0.2.11 is the most recent packaged version with


Andrew McDonald
E-mail: andrew at mcdonald.org.uk
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