XMPP Handshake Failing

J Kephart jkephart at safetynetaccess.com
Tue Jul 14 16:14:14 EDT 2015

> On Tue, Jul 14, 2015 at 03:34:08PM -0400, J Kephart wrote:
>> I think that might be it.  I just tried logging onto their service
>> from a Windoze machine running Firefox and got this:  "SSL received a
>> weak ephemeral Diffie-Hellman key in Server Key Exchange handshake
>> message."  I'm guessing that's the issue, although Pidgin will run and
>> connect fine from that same system.
> It's because the server is only offering weak TLS ciphers. Whether
> Pidgin accepts them depends on what version of Pidgin you're using and
> what TLS library Pidgin is using.
> So, you need to make sure that your server software is up-to-date and
> configure it to only support strong ciphers.
> .
Well, it's not Pidgin, as we've got the latest versions, and we are able
to connect to other XMPP services without problem.  We've contacted 8x8
and advised them of the problem.  Now we just need to see if they do
anything about it.  Ugh.

Thanks for the help, Michael!
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