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From: Howard Cohen
January 11, 2001 13:42
Message ID: 3A5E2419.112CEB04@timefold.com
Hi all, I'm having a really hard time getting an https post to work.
I'm using libwww (5.49) with URI (1.09) and Crypt-SSLeay-0.21. I just freshly
compiled and installed openssl-0.9.6.
I'm running on "SunOS 5.7 Generic_106541-04 sun4u sparc SUNW,Ultra-5_10"
(that's the uname -a).
The effect I see is that the post hangs for a long time and ultimately gives
me a 500 error with the cryptic message "Bad File Number". I am able to get
this to work when I post to a test CGI I wrote, but when I post to
www.quickcommerce.net/scripts/qc25/authrequest.asp on port 443 it always
post_https: result=500 (Internal Server Error) Can't connect to www.quickcommerce.net:443 (Bad file number)
post_https: Client-Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 20:57:37 GMT
result=500 (Internal Server Error) Can't connect to www.quickcommerce.net:443 (Bad file number)
Client-Date=Thu, 11 Jan 2001 20:57:37 GMT
At this point I'm not sure how to proceed to debug this. I'm no
security expert but I'm a good software engineer and am willing
to try something to get it working. I just don't know what that
Also, I'm assuming that port 443 is correct for an https post. Could I
be wrong about that? It does work for my test CGI, as I mentioned.
Could this have anything to do with my firewall? The test script was
on the same host.
Any help or ideas would be appreciated.
by Howard Cohen