--staging works, otherwise error, timeout on host='acme-v01.api.letsencrypt.org'


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My domain is: frii.rdg-global.net

I ran this command: ./certbot-auto certonly --debug

It produced this output:

Exiting abnormally:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “/home/ec2-user/.local/share/letsencrypt/bin/letsencrypt”, line 11, in
File “/home/ec2-user/.local/share/letsencrypt/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/certbot/main.py”, line 742, in main
return config.func(config, plugins)
File “/home/ec2-user/.local/share/letsencrypt/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/certbot/main.py”, line 666, in certonly
le_client = _init_le_client(config, auth, installer)
File “/home/ec2-user/.local/share/letsencrypt/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/certbot/main.py”, line 389, in _init_le_client
return client.Client(config, acc, authenticator, installer, acme=acme)
File “/home/ec2-user/.local/share/letsencrypt/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/certbot/client.py”, line 230, in init
acme = acme_from_config_key(config, self.account.key)
File “/home/ec2-user/.local/share/letsencrypt/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/certbot/client.py”, line 44, in acme_from_config_key
return acme_client.Client(config.server, key=key, net=net)
File “/home/ec2-user/.local/share/letsencrypt/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/acme/client.py”, line 71, in init
File “/home/ec2-user/.local/share/letsencrypt/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/acme/client.py”, line 646, in get
self._send_request(‘GET’, url, **kwargs), content_type=content_type)
File “/home/ec2-user/.local/share/letsencrypt/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/acme/client.py”, line 619, in _send_request
response = self.session.request(method, url, *args, **kwargs)
File “/home/ec2-user/.local/share/letsencrypt/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/requests/sessions.py”, line 488, in request
resp = self.send(prep, **send_kwargs)
File “/home/ec2-user/.local/share/letsencrypt/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/requests/sessions.py”, line 609, in send
r = adapter.send(request, **kwargs)
File “/home/ec2-user/.local/share/letsencrypt/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/requests/adapters.py”, line 499, in send
raise ReadTimeout(e, request=request)
ReadTimeout: HTTPSConnectionPool(host=‘acme-v01.api.letsencrypt.org’, port=443): Read timed out. (read timeout=45)

My operating system is (include version): AWS Linux

My web server 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): yes

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

***** My Issue *****

If I run ./certbot-auto certonly --debug --staging then certs are issued OK.

If I run the same command (less --staging) then I get timeout on the fist question (specify 2 for webroot path).

Any Ideas?


I have the same problem (with different domain, of course).


See… ReadTimeout: HTTPSConnectionPool(host='acme-v01.api.letsencrypt.org', port=443)

and http://letsencrypt.status.io


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