[Help-gnutls] Re: SMTP TLS & Thunderbird

David Given dg at cowlark.com
Thu Feb 8 02:12:39 CET 2007

Simon Josefsson wrote:
> That error happens if the server doesn't offer a ciphersuite that the
> client can accept.  Often this is caused by missing X.509 CA and/or
> server certificate.  Check with 'gnutls-cli' what key exchange is
> negotiated.  If it is ANON, most clients will refuse to talk to you.
> Btw, example 7.4.5 is for anonymous authentication, try 7.4.1 instead.
> It is easy to change things, just add a X.509 credential and assign it
> to the session.

Thanks. I was rather hoping to do without --- having to create a self-signed
certificate adds quite a lot of complexity to my install procedure --- but if
I have to...

Incidentally, creating a private key with certtool takes several minutes.
Doing the same with openssl req appears to be more or less instant. Is this

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