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encrypted alert while posting data to server over ssl

From: Benedikt Allkemper <>
Date: Thu, 17 May 2007 15:52:24 +0200


I'm new to this list.
I'm a student of Online-Media from south germany.

I want to use curl to post data to a server-side script over a ssl
Everything works fine using curl. Then I tested the transfer using
wireshark to verify that the data is encrypted.
In Wireshark I can see that an ssl-connection is established, but I also
can see the following message:
"TLSv1 Record Layer: Encrypted Alert"
The problem was also reported in:

My questions:
- what does that mean. Is the tranfer of the data encrypted or not?
- How does curl behave in situations where curl can't establish a
ssl-connection? Does the connection fail or does it use an non-encrypted

Thanks in advance
Received on 2007-05-17