Open socket error? Can someone help

Can anyone here confirm if this means I’m under a rate limit? I’ve been trying for days to get my unraid server to provision a cert and even they are out of ideas.

There is little to say without further info. Your domain name is needed for us to look at your cert history to check rate limits. We could also check DNS and comms to your domain for any key problems.

Please answer as much as you can from the form you were shown

Also, is there any more detailed log or info possible? A message saying "cannot provision" is not very helpful.


Please fill out the fields below so we can help you better. Note: you must provide your domain name to get help. Domain names for issued certificates are all made public in Certificate Transparency logs (e.g. |, so withholding your domain name here does not increase secrecy, but only makes it harder for us to provide help.

My domain is:

I ran this command:

It produced this output:

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):


That’s the problem since the cert is handled by unraid I do not know the domain or anything. Honestly just hoping someone would know what causes that error I screen shotted

Isn't there a domain name you use to connect to that system?

Because the Let's Encrypt certs are only for public domain names. LE will use the public DNS system as part of its check that you control that name.

Anyway, without further info your best hope is an unraid forum. I don't see anything specific to Let's Encrypt in your display. It could be anything.


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