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Re: url-retrieve fails on most HTTPS sites

From: Noam Postavsky
Subject: Re: url-retrieve fails on most HTTPS sites
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2020 10:47:15 -0400

On Mon, 28 Sep 2020 at 16:41, Nicolas Graner <> wrote:

> using 26.1 on Debian, I try to open various web pages with url-retrieve.
> It works with all HTTP and some HTTPS connections, but fails with most
> HTTPS. For instance with Wikipedia:

> Any suggestions as to what could make some sites close the connection,
> or how I could find out more?

I think it's probably Bug#36810; it depends on the exact timing of
network responses, so some servers could trigger it more than others.
If you can't upgrade to 26.3 or later, then

    (setq gnutls-algorithm-priority "NORMAL:-VERS-TLS1.3")

in your init file may help.

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