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Peer failed to perform TLS handshake

asked 2016-06-16 06:34:24 -0600

cialu gravatar image

I get 'Peer failed to perform TLS handshake' issue on Gnome Web Authentication widget.

Why? And How can I solve it?

Thanks so much for answers.

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Which version of Fedora are you running and is it up-to-date? There was an issue with gnutls, but that was supposed to be resolved before F23 was released. Are you on a network with a captive portal or web filtering? Do you have any problems with secure sites in Firefox? If you have Chrome installed, try that as well since that showed the issue with gnutls.

ssieb gravatar imagessieb ( 2016-06-16 13:23:42 -0600 )edit

Fedora 23 updated and now Fedora 24 updated. The issue is only on Gnome widget and not on Firefox or Chrome.

cialu gravatar imagecialu ( 2016-09-05 14:49:06 -0600 )edit

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answered 2016-06-16 16:33:28 -0600

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When you get a message that tells you that your peer failed in some way, that means that whatever is wrong is at the other end. Unless you're also administering that box, there's nothing that you can do directly to solve this. If the situation doesn't clear itself up, you'll need to find out who is in charge of such things and let them know about the issue. As an example, if you needed to report a problem with this site, you'd do this:


Among many other things, you'll see this: Tech Email: and that means that you'd send any reports of trouble with the site to that email address. (There's also an Admin address, but that's for administrative issues, not technical ones.) My guess is that by the time you read this, things will have cleared up on their own, but if not, you'll know who to tell. Good luck, and let us know what happens.

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Oddly, on another Fedora 23 system works like a charm and still working after Fedora 24 update. I don't mind why, it's a standard system.

cialu gravatar imagecialu ( 2016-09-05 15:00:36 -0600 )edit

I remember that I had only enabled the ssh-dss keys in openSSH 7 in that system. May this have influenced?

cialu gravatar imagecialu ( 2016-09-05 15:05:43 -0600 )edit

Do the words "it's not at your end" mean anything to you?

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2016-09-05 15:07:29 -0600 )edit

Yes, but I'm curious. Why have I that issue only on one system and not on another one? Actually, both systems are fully updated. Is it strange?

cialu gravatar imagecialu ( 2016-09-05 15:14:52 -0600 )edit

Are you having any other connectivity issues with that machine?

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2016-09-05 16:33:18 -0600 )edit

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