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SSL not Recognized After Destination Has Changed The IP Address

Recently I came across this interesting question published by Chalda Pnuzig at StackOverflow website. I thought to share this question with you along with best possible solution to resolve this error. Here is the original question:

“After changing the IP address to the SVN server I try to relocate my repository on a Linux machine (Debian Squeeze) with the command svn relocate ./ but I get this error:”

Here is the screenshot of detailed question and error faced by Chalda who also explained the type of error and difficulties he found after destination has changed the IP address.

SSL Rrror

SSL2BUY Solution

Our team dig deeper in to this issue and conclude that, there are two possible cases discussed below:

Case1: Domain name does not match in SSL certificate

You access remote host via IP address on https port. SSL certificates are issued for domain names only, not for IP address. You may have the SSL certificate issued by Trusted CA, still you face the same issue. Kindly confirm the domain name which must match in SSL certificate.

Case2: Self-signed SSL certificate

Internal network devices and servers are mostly configured with self-signed SSL certificate. You may be in same scenario. You should have self-signed SSL certificate issued for old IP address. You should delete this and create new self-signed certificate for new IP address.

Even if you create new self-signed SSL, issue is not resolved yet. Self-signed certificates are not default trusted by most of the browsers or applications. You should manually accept self-signed certificate trust. Once it is permanently stored on your host, you will not see this error again.


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Nikita Gupta

Nikita Gupta is a seasoned professional with a master's degree in Computer Applications. She brings over 10 years of profound experience to the realm of technology. Her exceptional expertise spans software security, data security, and mastery in SSL/TLS. When it comes to cutting-edge solutions for securing digital assets, Nikita is a dedicated pro.