[GLLUG] irssi and ssl

Andrew Black andrewdblack at googlemail.com
Tue Nov 16 12:13:54 UTC 2021

*I **may not be entirely clear on what the certificate is for. *

For a longtime i have felt SSL HTTPS etc is *sometimes* a solution in
search of a problem and maybe hides the real vulnerability.
 People dont seem to realise you can talk HTTPS/TLS To an evil site.

Too grey haired to learn detail.

On Mon, 15 Nov 2021, 14:40 Henrik Morsing via GLLUG, <
gllug at mailman.lug.org.uk> wrote:

> Hi all,
> My ISP started enforcing SSL on their IRC channel, and I have not been
> able to connect since. I get:
> 14:33 -!- Irssi: warning Could not verify TLS servers certificate: unable
> to get local
>            issuer certificate
> Lots of Googling says a "Certificate bundle" is missing from
> /etc/ssl/certs. I've copied the file people mention from /usr/share (from
> memory) to /etc/ssl/certs. /etc/openssl.conf also mentions /etc/ssl/certs,
> so looks right.
> Still not working. Found another discussion where people says to run
> openssl to pull the certificate from the IRC server and save it in a file
> and use that. Doesn't work either.
> I may not be entirely clear on what the certificate is for. There is a big
> difference between a cerificate coming with the OS and one you get from the
> server you are connection to.
> Any ideas? This is on Debian, anyone here use Debian and irssi -ssl? I
> also tried adding -ssl_capath (or something similar, mentioned in a
> discussion), but that didn't help either.
> Regards,
> Henrik Morsing
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