SSL_connect error in Python 2.1.1 on IRIX 6.5

Francis Tilney ftilney at
Thu Aug 2 20:33:46 CEST 2001

I built Python 2.1.1 on an SGI machine with SSL enabled.

However when I tried to connect to an https connection I got an error.

(Another similar test suggested that the ssl error was error 1 (SSL_ERROR_SSL)).

Traceback is below.  Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

bash-2.05$ python
Python 2.1.1 (#1, Aug  2 2001, 12:10:37)
[GCC 2.95.2 19991024 (release)] on irix646
Type "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import urllib
>>> url = ''
>>> input = urllib.urlopen(url)
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
  File "/merc/ftilney/Python-2.1.1/Lib/", line 71, in urlopen
  File "/merc/ftilney/Python-2.1.1/Lib/", line 176, in open
    return getattr(self, name)(url)
  File "/merc/ftilney/Python-2.1.1/Lib/", line 361, in open_https
    h.putrequest('GET', selector)
  File "/merc/ftilney/Python-2.1.1/Lib/", line 437, in putrequest
  File "/merc/ftilney/Python-2.1.1/Lib/", line 379, in send
  File "/merc/ftilney/Python-2.1.1/Lib/", line 639, in connect
    ssl = socket.ssl(realsock, self.key_file, self.cert_file)
socket.sslerror: SSL_connect error

System details:

bash-2.05$ uname -a
IRIX64 sgi03 6.5 01200532 IP27

I believe that the openssl is version 0.9.6b.

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