Bug 770419 - ssl https slowness login problems
Summary: ssl https slowness login problems
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nss
Version: 16
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Elio Maldonado Batiz
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-12-26 12:18 UTC by Frank Murphy
Modified: 2012-01-11 06:18 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

Fixed In Version: nss-softokn-3.13.1-15.fc16
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2012-01-11 06:18:41 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
yum update c&p (9.46 KB, text/plain)
2011-12-26 12:19 UTC, Frank Murphy
no flags Details

Description Frank Murphy 2011-12-26 12:18:35 UTC
Description of problem: ssl\https either fails or takes many retries

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
rpm -qa nss\*

How reproducible: Always about two weeks
Across 32\64 bit F15\F16\F17(Rawhide)

Steps to Reproduce:
1. try yum update with http\https
2. bugzilla from sealert
Actual results: slow or fail

Expected results: sucess

Additional info:

Comment 1 Frank Murphy 2011-12-26 12:19:59 UTC
Created attachment 549585 [details]
yum update c&p

Comment 2 Kamil Dudka 2011-12-26 17:20:27 UTC
libcurl does not work with nss-3.13, see bug 760060, pushing nss-3.13 to stable Fedora without having this major issue fixed was a big mistake.  I would suggest to downgrade to nss-3.12 until a proper fix is available.

Comment 3 Frank Murphy 2011-12-26 17:47:36 UTC
Will downgrade + cc'd on #760060

Will check if the new curl in F17 changes things tomorrow.

Comment 4 Kamil Dudka 2011-12-26 18:04:03 UTC
As of yet, there is no fix in curl.  I tried curl from RHEL-6, F-15, F-16, and rawhide.  All of them were broken when running on top of nss-3.13, but I have not had enough time to look further what exactly changed in nss.

Comment 5 Elio Maldonado Batiz 2011-12-27 00:37:06 UTC
A big change in nss 3.13 is that the default value of SSL_ENABLE_SSL2 changed to FALSE. See https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=593080
Could that have any bearing on this slowdown?

Comment 6 Kamil Dudka 2011-12-27 13:50:31 UTC
Frank, please try this prior to running yum update:


Does it make any difference?

Comment 7 Frank Murphy 2011-12-27 14:03:02 UTC
Will test in morning on after bootup.

Comment 8 Frank Murphy 2011-12-28 06:27:35 UTC
(In reply to comment #6)
> Frank, please try this prior to running yum update:
> Does it make any difference?

It appears to work,
have been able to:
sealert > bugzilla successfully.
No (28,0) on yum update
No snacks required for logging into gmail.

Appreciate the extra mile.

Comment 9 Elio Maldonado Batiz 2012-01-07 17:34:01 UTC
See the discussion in https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=770682

Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2012-01-07 17:46:19 UTC
nss-softokn-3.13.1-15.fc16, nss-3.13.1-10.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.

Comment 11 Fedora Update System 2012-01-07 23:07:50 UTC
Package nss-softokn-3.13.1-15.fc16, nss-3.13.1-10.fc16:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 16 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing nss-softokn-3.13.1-15.fc16 nss-3.13.1-10.fc16'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 12 Fedora Update System 2012-01-11 06:18:41 UTC
nss-softokn-3.13.1-15.fc16, nss-3.13.1-10.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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