[Modules] proxy issue with mod_gnutls

Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos nmav at gnutls.org
Sat Mar 15 14:02:10 EDT 2008

Tobias Brunner wrote:
> Hi everybody
>> Guillaume Rousse wrote:
>>> Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos a écrit :
>>>> I don't know how the mod_proxy is supposed to work and I've never tested
>>>> it against mod_gnutls. If you run apache2ctl with -X and gdb where is
>>>> the timeout occuring?
>>> I didn't succeded  running apache in debug mode, as apachectl alone
>>> complains about missing -D options. I tried to invoke httpd manually
>>> with all proper -D options and -X switch, but it doesn't output
>>> anything. And trying the 'debug' option of httpd init script doesn't
>>> help either: apache initialisation occurs, but incoming traffic doesn't
>>> trigger any output :/
>>> However, here are two log trace of proxy connection. Here is a
>>> successful attempt:
>> [...]
>>> The 'GnuTLS: Handshake Failed' make me think than mod_gnutls tries to
>>> cypher outgoing connection too, and fails.
>> I don't really know what mod_proxy uses from mod_gnutls. Did you try the 
>> mod_proxy ml too? I'd need some help here, since I'm unfamiliar with it 
>> and have no time to investigate it further.

> I'm having exactly the same troubles!
> It looks like mod_gnutls does something that does not work together with mod_gnutls.
> Guillaume wrote some more about that here: http://www.issociate.de/board/goto/1925604/Trouble_using_mod_proxy_with_mod_gnutls.html
> Perhaps this helps to solve the problem...

This was also posted in this list... However I'm unable to solve this 
issue without help or more detailed feedback. It seems mod_proxy uses 
the mod_gnutls IO functions to perform its outgoing connection.


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