Creation of certificate fails with certbot and certbot-auto

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My domain is:

I ran this command:
certbot --nginx
or just
It produced this output:
root@mydevb:~# /opt/certbot-auto -d
Saving debug log to /var/log/letsencrypt/letsencrypt.log
Plugins selected: Authenticator nginx, Installer nginx
An unexpected error occurred:
SSLError: HTTPSConnectionPool(host=‘’, port=443): Max retries exceeded with url: /directory (Caused by SSLError(SSLError(“bad handshake: SysCallError(104, ‘ECONNRESET’)”,),))
Please see the logfiles in /var/log/letsencrypt for more details.
root@mydevb:~# ping
PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=1 ttl=61 time=0.815 ms
64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=1 ttl=61 time=12.7 ms (DUP!)
64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=2 ttl=61 time=0.834 ms
64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=2 ttl=61 time=12.8 ms (DUP!)

My web server is (include version):


The operating system my web server runs on is (include version):
My hosting provider, if applicable, is:

I can login to a root shell on my machine (yes or no, or I don’t know):
I’m using a control panel to manage my site (no, or provide the name and version of the control panel):
The version of my client is (e.g. output of certbot --version or certbot-auto --version if you’re using Certbot):
certbot 1.2.0

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Hi @marcel.blenkers,

It looks like your server’s outbound Internet access is strange somehow. Do you have a firewall or proxy that somehow limits outgoing connections from this server?

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Is this happening all the time, or just occasionally? What if you try again?

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Hi @schoen,

i disabled the iptables-service but still got this issue.

But i found something strange at the datacenter. Some maschines got strange replies. i already informed the provider.
Lets wait what he will find out.



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