[ipxe-devel] Problem with SSL connections

James A. Peltier jpeltier at sfu.ca
Thu Jan 29 19:26:14 UTC 2015

Hi All,

I've been using iPXE for quite some time, however, lately I've had trouble with SSL support compiled in.  When attempting to connect to my HTTPS server I get the error 

  Connection Reset (http://ipxe.org/0f0a6039)

Now looking at the code outlined in net/tcp.c#105{3,6} it would indicate that the server connection failed and my question is why?  When connecting to the server via a web browser or from the command line the file downloads just fine.  Only with iPXE does the process fail.  I look at the HTTPS server and the settings for SSL seem to be fine, the certificate is still valid, etc.  In fact, if I connect from the same machine that I'm trying to download the file to using HTTPS outside of iPXE it works.  I'm really at a loss here so any pointers would be greatly appreciated.

James A. Peltier
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