I was evaluating some SSL failures, and noticed that when I use
curl to one of the failing sites, I got
curl: (56) SSL read: errno -5961; however, my google queries for that error didn't show the reason for the openssl failure.
What does it mean when curl fails with
curl: (56) SSL read: errno -5961?
I'm including the complete
[mpenning@mpenning-lnx ~]$ curl -vk https://192.0.2.168/ * About to connect() to 192.0.2.168 port 443 (#0) * Trying 192.0.2.168... connected * Connected to 192.0.2.168 (192.0.2.168) port 443 (#0) * Initializing NSS with certpath: sql:/etc/pki/nssdb * warning: ignoring value of ssl.verifyhost * skipping SSL peer certificate verification * SSL connection using TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA * Server certificate: * subject: CN=foo-console,L=New York,OU=IT Infrastructure,O=Sesame Street * start date: Aug 21 23:36:51 2013 GMT * expire date: Aug 21 23:36:51 2015 GMT * common name: foo-console * issuer: CN=foo-console,L=New York,OU=IT Infrastructure,O=Sesame Street > GET / HTTP/1.1 > User-Agent: curl/7.19.7 (x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu) libcurl/7.19.7 NSS/220.127.116.11 zlib/1.2.3 libidn/1.18 libssh2/1.4.2 > Host: 192.0.2.168 > Accept: */* > < HTTP/1.1 200 OK * SSL read: errno -5961 * Closing connection #0 curl: (56) SSL read: errno -5961 [mpenning@mpenning-lnx ~]$
I am answering my own question, in hopes of helping future googlers.