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Diagnosing SSL timeout


I'm attempting to use a PayPal listener plugin in WordPress and am hung up on an SSL timeout. Searches to date have yielded nothing on topic and the plugin developer is effectively offline. I thought perhaps I'd learn something by performing a packet trace. Unfortunately I don't quite know what to look for. Any suggestions on how best to proceed are welcome. Thanks.


asked 28 Mar '12, 20:36

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In a trace of the conversation I see the IPN POST from PayPal, a DNS query for sandbox, then a RST after about 4 seconds. This does not appear consistent with code that says timeout => 30 seconds (and sslverify => false). Or do I misunderstand what I see? g

(29 Mar '12, 08:18) GeoB