Pidgin: SSL Handshake Failed

Michael McConville mmcconville at
Wed Jul 22 13:43:34 EDT 2015

On Wed, Jul 22, 2015 at 05:27:13PM +0000, Daniel Maher wrote:
> I've recently downloaded Tails 1.4.1, and whenever I try to connect to
> the Tails chat 'c3ll3 at' I get the message SSL Handshake
> Failed, or ERROR: Closing Link (No more connections permitted from
> your host).
> I would really appreciate any help at all.

This has been happening to me, too. I suspect that OFTC was getting
flooding or DDoS attacks through Tor and had to block or throttle the
number of Tor connections allowed. It's been that way for at least a few
weeks. I haven't bothered to look into it, but I bet you can find some
disgruntled people on the Tor mailing lists.

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