Support » Plugin: PowerPress Podcasting plugin by Blubrry » sslv3 alert handshake failure


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Angelo Mandato

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Hello ,

This is an odd error. Unfortunately PowerPress does not manage SSL handshakes. This is all handled under the hood by the server’s configuration that PowerPress (and trident-gaming.net) runs within. There are two situations: either you have and are using the library called “curl”, or you are not using curl. If you go to PowerPress Settings > Tools, click on Diagnostics link and it will tell you if you have curl or not on that page. Depending on this answer I can give you further advice how to diagnose the issue with your server.

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I tested your site with Qualys SSL labs test: https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/analyze.html?d=www.doncrawley.com&latest and see that your server does not support SSL3 which is good. I do see some other issues, you should pass this url back to your web hosting to resolve them but they should not stop WoordPress/PowerPRress from making a connection like you are describing.

More importantly, what is the media URL you are entering that gives you this error. We would like to test it in our sandbox. One problem maybe that your local server is not routing correctly back to itself, which would cause the SSL problem like you are describing.

Please reply with:

IF you have CURL or not enabled on your serverURL to your media file you had the issue with

Thanks,Angelo


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bepositiv

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Thank you so much for your response. I tried to find PowerPress Settings>Tools. I’m probably looking right at it, but I don’t see it. Also, here is the media URL: https://www.doncrawley.com/podcasts/20200527_bypass_helpdesk.mp3. When I attempt to connect my podcast player (www.doncrawley.com/podcast-list) to the feed (https://www.doncrawley.com/feed/podcast/), I get the error “Your podcast couldn’t be embedded. Please double check your URL.” I checked the feed and, to my amateur eyes, it looks okay.


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bepositiv

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Angelo Mandato

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bepositiv,

Awesome, curl and curl_ssl is good.

I was able to get your media URL to verify fine from our dev sandbox as well as our production website.

If you have SSH access to your server, please shell into it then try the following command to see if the issue can be replicated outside of trident-gaming.net:

curl -I https://www.doncrawley.com/podcasts/20200527_bypass_helpdesk.mp3

If you cannot do this, please ask your web hosting to try this test. This will confirm the issue is local on your server. It is completely possible that when trying to access itself it is not getting the same SSL handshake as the public gets.

Thanks,Angelo


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bepositiv

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Wow fast response, and great!

Your next step is to contact your web hosting, tell them you shelled into your server and ran the following command, which proves this is not an exclusive problem with the podcasting plugin or trident-gaming.net site, but it appears to be a server specific issue.

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curl -I https://www.doncrawley.com/podcasts/20200527_bypass_helpdesk.mp3

Also if you have access to another server or your own Mac/Linux computer, you can try this command there, I suspect it works as it does for me. The issue is more than likely a looping back one specific for the web hosting’s setup.