Error with wget certbot-auto


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My domain is: I want to get SSL activate for my webserver which have many domains names,

I ran this command: wget

It produced this output:
–2019-01-11 08:00:51--
Resolving…, 2a04:4e42:20::201
Connecting to||:443… connected.
OpenSSL: error:1407742E:SSL routines:SSL23_GET_SERVER_HELLO:tlsv1 alert protocol version
Unable to establish SSL connection.

My web server is (include version): Apache 2.2.16

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): Ubuntu 10.10

My hosting provider, if applicable, is:

I can login to a root shell on my machine (yes or no, or I don’t know): yes

I’m using a control panel to manage my site (no, or provide the name and version of the control panel): no, I use Putty


Hi @bvideosm

how old is your OpenSSL? Check it with

OpenSSL version

Ubuntu 10.10 is very old.


EOL in 2012 (almost 7 years ago)



My OpenSSL version is 0.9.8o


So I should update my ubuntu version ?
Can you tell me if upgrading ubuntu is simple ?
Does it means that I will have to redo all the settings ?
Does my website will be down form some time ?

Thanks for your help !


A1. Probably yes - most likely.
A2. It should be but I’m not familiar with your specific setup so I can’t be 100% certain.
A3. I would not know all the setting that you have made, so that is impossible for me to answer. In general, no - most settings are kept/upgraded.
A4. The system may have to reboot (maybe more than once) to get to a recent version. So, there will be some downtime/interruptions.

I would highly recommend doing a “snapshot” (if using a VM type system) or a full backup otherwise BEFORE MAKING ANY CHANGES.


You must update OpenSSL to support the newer protocols/ciphers.


Thanks for your answer !

To make a full backup, can you tell me if it’s ok if I do
tar czf /var/backups/_backup-20190111.tgz .

Does it will copy all the config and settings ? or do I need to copy something else ?
Thanks again ?


I understand you need help.
But the help that you seem to need now is outside the scope of this forum.

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