debugging ssl handshake failure

Ovidiu Deac ovidiudeac at
Mon Mar 19 12:41:20 CET 2012

I have an HTTPS server written in python, based on ssl package. This
application is running on 3 virtual machines which were created by

The application works perfectly on 2 machines but on the third it
doesn't. Instead of the normal "Server Hello" message it gives me an
Alert Level: Fatal, Description: "Handshake  failure"

Anybody here has any idea what the problem could be?

My main problem here is that I don't have any means to debug the
problem. My next option is to look into ssl sources which I'm not
really happy to do.

Also anybody has any suggestion for debugging?


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