(OT) alpine stopped authenticating SSL/TLS certificate
Two weeks ago my mail client (alpine) stopped authenticating my email
provider's certificate. (Provider is FastMail.fm.)
I tried several things (details below) without success.
I can't even tell if the problem is on my or server's end.
I tried to get help at the provider's forum's to no avail.
** Please help in anaylzing this situation **
Here are the details.
+ The failure message
"There was a failure validating the \
SSL/TLS certificate for the server
The reason for the failure was
unable to get local issuer certificate"
+ I use alpine both at home and work. Failure occurs only at work.
But work machine was OK until 2 weeks ago.
+ Both machines run gnu-linux debian stable (lenny), using the
latest version of alpine (1.10+dfsg-3).
+ After the problems started at work I noted that there is a
mismatch between the versions of libkrb53 on home and work
machines. (Alpine depends on libkrb53.) Specifically, work
machine was fully updated, while home machine had a pending
(At the moment I refrain from doing the update on home machine
-- don't want to lose working setup without further advice.)
'strace alpine ... | grep cert'
on home machine reveals that alpine uses
which is symlinked to
+ On work machine (again using strace) alpine looks for
which does not exist on my system.
(On the other hand, the file accessed on home machine
does exist on work machine, too.)
+ I thought that symlinking the file that works on home machine
to what alpine is looking for
But it didn't :-((
+ I tried to extract the certificate directly from the
client/server exchange, and use it as a symlink to what work
machine is looking for. Without success :-((
The recipe I used was here:
+ Accessing the mail via web browser is OK (both work & home).
Thank you in advance,