Certbot renew rate

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My domain is: panos.network

I ran this command: certbot renew

It produced this output: too many requests of a given type

I can not renew my cert anymore. I do not know if a have a problem with my router, but for the first time the http challenge did not work. So after 5 times I got the “too many requests” error.

Do I really have to wait for a whole week and then try again? I might need more tries to find out what the problem is.


What specifically did Certbot output?

Edit: The site’s certificate was renewed a few weeks ago, and normally won’t be automatically renewed again until about March 29.

Edit: Well, there’s a second certificate that expires tomorrow, but you can just use the other certificate instead.


Thanks for your reply.

I am sorry I did not get the exact output of the renewal. I will try next time.

What do I mean by “using the other cert instead”?

I have two servers in my domain “panos.network”.
One server has a cert for “panos.network” and “www.panos.network” and the other server has a cert for “panos.network”

I do not know if this is the right way to do it, but I always worked.

It sounds like you may have run into the “Failed validation” rate limit. This expires after an hour.

If you want to test without worrying about the rate limits you can try certbot renew --dry-run which will use the staging server. Once you’ve figured out the problem then run certbot renew again.

You can run certbot certificates to see what certificates you have; if you have one that’s valid you may be able to change your web server configuration to use it.

Thanks for the information.
I tried now again with “dry-run” …

This time it worked…

Thanks for the help

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