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I have a site that I haven't launched yet that is running all http traffic on production over ssl. The problem is that if a call is made to https://www.domain.com/homepage.html , there is also a call made to https://www.domain.com/. This call is not returning correctly. I am seeing this in Charles so I'm not sure if this is an artifact of Charles or whether this call is actually happening (or should be happening). Sometimes, these CONNECTs fail with the error message:

SSLHandshake: Remote host closed connection during handshake

In a normal https transaction, would a https connect be happening to the root of the domain? Or is it possible that we have our Certificate misconfigured? What would be the next step in trying to figure out what is wrong?

thx in advance

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Who's Charles? What's the domain? –  Michael Hampton Feb 20 '13 at 4:09
    
Charles is a HTTP Proxy for debugging HTTP traffic. charlesproxy.com –  timpone Feb 20 '13 at 4:11
    
Aha. We're sysadmins, not developers. We just hit F12 in Chrome, or look at Wireshark. We don't like to overly complicate things. –  Michael Hampton Feb 20 '13 at 4:18
    
Lol, maybe I'll try posting a related question in SO. I don't have much experience with configuring SSL and this was done a couple of months ago so just don't want to have things mucked up. –  timpone Feb 20 '13 at 4:34
    
You never did say what the domain was... –  Michael Hampton Feb 20 '13 at 4:37

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Sometimes, these CONNECTs fail with the error message:

SSLHandshake: Remote host closed connection during handshake

Err… do the two events correspond? If a connection is aborted during the handshake the server wouldn't have time to learn the URI being requested, thus it would probably get logged as a request to / (so that SOMETHING could be logged).

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I don't think they correspond. If the handshake is never completed, there won't be any HTTP request at all to log. –  Jenny D Feb 20 '13 at 8:17

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