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Re: Connection fails

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: Connection fails
Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2009 13:30:45 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/23.1.50 (gnu/linux)

On 17 Sep 2009 09:49:55 -0500 (Edward M. Reingold) 

EMR> Indeed, that server is defined in my .emacs and is not 
EMR> editable.  Here is what I have in the .emacs:

EMR> (setq nntp-ssl-program "/usr/local/ssl/bin/openssl s_client -quiet -ssl3 
-connect %s:%p")
EMR> (setq gnus-select-method '(nntp ""))
EMR> (setq nntp-authinfo-user "reingold")
EMR> (setq nntp-authinfo-password "XXXXXXX")
EMR> (setq gnus-secondary-select-methods
EMR>       '((nntp ""
EMR>               (nntp-open-connection-function nntp-open-ssl-stream)
EMR>               (nntp-port-number 563)
EMR>               (nntp-address "")
EMR>               (nntp-authinfo-user "reingold")
EMR>               (nntp-authinfo-password "XXXXXXXX"))))

EMR> I think this is as per the manual, but it doesn't work for the 
EMR> server (the other is just fine).  What do I do to fix 

Hi Ed,

Sorry for the delay; as I mentioned it's been busy for me and I wasn't
able to get to your issue sooner.

With, I was able to open a SSL connection from my
machine with all default settings (no nntp-ssl-program needed to be
set).  I just specified:

      (nntp-open-connection-function nntp-open-ssl-stream)
      (nntp-port-number 563)

The nntp-address doesn't need to be specified if the method name is the

and the user name and password came from my authinfo file (they were
rejected, of course).  The process running was 

openssl s_client -quiet -ssl3 -connect 563

so I think maybe we had nntp-ssl-program wrong here, the ':' between
server and port in particular.


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