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SSL connection issues -- your help is appreciated! #181859 01/08/07 06:13 AM
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I am unable to connect to servers via SSL despite having installed the OpenSSL libraries from Win32 OpenSSL at http://www.shininglightpro.com/products/Win32OpenSSL.html. I am Running Windows XP Pro SP2 with all the service packs. I have disable Windows Firewall. I am using a Macbook Pro running bootcamp and am connecting to the net via a wireless connection to a D-link DI-614+ router. I had no issues using mirc and ssl on my main PC (connecting to the router via a wired connection), but the motherboard failed and I now have to use the notebook until I can get a replacement PC.

When I try to connect to an SSL server, I get the following message:

/server: ssl not available

It's very important to me that I be able to get re-connected to the irc server, and I cannot do so unless I can enable SSL.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: SSL connection issues -- your help is apprecia [Re: retry] #181861 01/08/07 08:18 AM
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You can check if SSL is installed correctly on your system by using //echo -a $sslready

If it is installed correctly, then you'll get a response of $true, otherwise you'll get $false.

Based on your post, it look like SSL isn't available on that server, so try another one. Remember that you have to tell the server that you want to use a SSL connection, either by including the + character in front of the port, or include the -e switch in the /server line.



Re: SSL connection issues -- your help is apprecia [Re: RusselB] #181883 01/08/07 04:23 PM
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Thanks Russel.

I get a response of $false when I run //echo -a $sslready.

I downloaded and ran Win32 OpenSSL v0.9.8e Light from http://www.shininglightpro.com/download/Win32OpenSSL_Light-0_9_8e.exe and when that didn't work I downloaded and ran the full 6MB version from http://www.shininglightpro.com/download/Win32OpenSSL-0_9_8e.exe -- after that I copied libeay32.dll and ssleay32.dll to my Windows System and mIRC directories, but still no luck. I googled a copy of msvcr70d.dll as per the suggestions at http://www.mirc.co.uk/ssl.html and copied that file to my mIRC and Windows System directories, but still no luck! Could it be that my router is blocking the ssl requests?

I was not having these problems on my wired connection on my old computer... I just can't seem to install the SSL libraries on the Macbook Pro.

I even tried installing Joher .IRC which comes with built-in SSL via a plugin, but the "Connect SSL" remains grayed out after installation of the required plugin.

I'm stumped. Anyone have any thoughts?

Re: SSL connection issues -- your help is apprecia [Re: retry] #182308 07/08/07 06:36 PM
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I'm still trying to find a solution to this.

Would anyone have any ideas on why I can't seem to install SSL on Windows XP SP2 running via Bootcamp on my Macbook Pro? I just tried connecting the laptop to the Cat5 cable that was plugged into my old PC (which connected via SSL just fine) but mirc is still reporting "SSL not available."

I'm really stumped.

Re: SSL connection issues -- your help is apprecia [Re: retry] #182333 08/08/07 03:11 AM
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You should check if there's a version of the SSL files available for Mac, rather than Mac running Windows XP via Bootcamp (which I'm presuming is similar to WINE for Linux).

The SSL files are DLL's, so the best method is to use DLL's that are correct for your system.

Re: SSL connection issues -- your help is apprecia [Re: retry] #182365 08/08/07 06:15 PM
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This may indicate that the OpenSSL dlls have been compiled to be dependent on a Windows DLL that is not present on your system. Do you have MSVCR70.DLL present in your XP SP2 installation?

Update: It looks like the DLLS available from that site need MSVCR71.DLL to be present.

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Re: SSL connection issues -- your help is apprecia [Re: Khaled] #182417 09/08/07 08:52 AM
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Hi!

I had the same problem, but i loaded MSVCR71.DLL and put it into system32, and now it works fine! thanks a lot!

Re: SSL connection issues -- your help is apprecia [Re: Khaled] #184377 28/08/07 09:05 AM
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OK, I am REALLY stumped.

I bought a new computer to replace the old machine that had died (motherboard failed). The new system is an Intel quadcore with Windows XP SP2. I hooked up the onboard LAN controller to the same ethernet cable as the old system and I can browse the net and check my email, but when I download and install the SSL libraries from http://www.shininglightpro.com/products/Win32OpenSSL.html , I still get the same problems as before:

I get a response of $false when I run //echo -a $sslready.

I downloaded msvcr71.dll from http://www.dll-download.net/msvcr71.html and copied it to my C:/Windows/System32 directory. I also copied that file to C:/Windows/System and to the mirc program directory.

No improvement.

mIRC still doesn't load the SSL libraries.

I get a response of $false when I run //echo -a $sslready. And when I try to connect to irc.kaffee-net.de:+6670 as per the suggestions at http://www.mirc.co.uk/ssl.html, I get the following error messages:

* Connecting to irc.kaffee-net.de (+1134)
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* SSL error: ssl not available
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* Connect cancelled

This is quite distressing. Does anyone have any idea what could be going on? Do I need a special version of Windows XP SP2? (this is a corporate version). Could the copy of msvcr71.dll that I downloaded from http://www.dll-download.net/msvcr71.html bew corrupt?

I also tried googling and downloading msvcr70.dll and copying that to windows/system32 and my mirc program dir, but that didn't help.

Any thoughts/sugestions would be very much appreciated at this stage!


PS -- I am running a trial version of mIRC v6.3

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Re: SSL connection issues -- your help is apprecia [Re: retry] #184400 28/08/07 02:09 PM
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Are you using 32bit windows?

If yes, have you put all these files in your system32 dir and your mIRC dir: libeay32.dll ssleay32.dll msvcr70d.dll

After you have all those files in the correct locations, you need to restart mIRC.

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Re: SSL connection issues -- your help is apprecia [Re: retry] #184487 29/08/07 06:41 PM
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Hi, i've been following this topic with identical problems as retry, to the end of his last post.

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Could the copy of msvcr71.dll that I downloaded from http://www.dll-download.net/msvcr71.html bew corrupt?

It turns out it is corrupt! Its only ~54kb.

After trying that .dll, i tried the .dll from here:
http://www.dll-files.com/dllindex/dll-files.shtml?msvcr71

This weighs 340kb so obviously packs a lot more. After i placed this into system32 ssl finally worked.

I hope this solves your problem, i reg'd here just to tell you :P

Re: SSL connection issues -- your help is apprecia [Re: Talidan] #185099 05/09/07 12:05 AM
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Talidan, thank you!!!

That solved my problems... I am finally able to connect via SSL! msvcr71.dll from http://www.dll-download.net/msvcr71.html was indeed corrupt!

I got the file from http://www.dll-files.com/dllindex/dll-files.shtml?msvcr71
and everything works like a dream now.

Thank you so much for taking the time to register and share your findings... hopefully this spares the next person some aggravation!

Re: SSL connection issues -- your help is apprecia [Re: retry] #186311 20/09/07 07:39 PM
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I've used several flavours of windows (xp32+64 and vista32+64)in the last 12 months or so and had varying success with SSL. I'm currently using vista32 and copying MSVCR71.DLL to my mirc dir has solved my problem (although it was already in my system32 dir.) I've spent many hours pulling out my hair to get this to work and I've posted on this forum in the past for help.

Maybe this should be made a sticky or perhaps even update the ssl page?

Thanks
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