[Help-gnutls] Re: gnutls problem with mozilla mail

Simon Josefsson jas at extundo.com
Sun Nov 14 22:44:27 CET 2004

Pete Naylor <pete at geckoworks.com> writes:

> Hi - I'm trying to setup Exim version 4.43 with GnuTLS 1.0.23 (Solaris 8
> Sparc) to provide secure SMTP.  In testing, I've found that Eudora and MS
> Outlook Express work fine, but Thunderbird and the Netscape mail client do
> not.  Both fail with a message indicating that the connection was lost -
> closer inspection of the server shows that the server process died.  At
> first I thought perhaps Exim had a bug - but I get the same result when I
> use gnutls-serv for testing.  Here is what I see when I truss the
> process...
> It seems to die after receiving the Alert(21) packet, which I understand 
> means that decryption failed.  Beyond that I do not understand the 
> problem.  Can anyone help me to see what is going wrong?

You could try and rebuild gnutls using CFLAGS=-g and run the server
under gdb, and when it crashes, invoke 'bt full'.

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