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. https://crt.sh/?q=example.com), so withholding your domain name here does not increase secrecy, but only makes it harder for us to provide help.
My domain is: georgehome.gotdns.com
I ran this command: sudo certbot certonly --manual
It produced this output:
Press Enter to Continue
Waiting for verification…
Cleaning up challenges
Failed authorization procedure. georgehome.gotdns.com (http-01): urn:ietf:params:acme:error:connection :: The server could not connect to the client to verify the domain :: Fetching http://georgehome.gotdns.com/.well-known/acme-challenge/GKZfCWNp0e4slU5sDX3-mddwRA4aJ96s0-aaBl7XCg8: Timeout during connect (likely firewall problem)
The following errors were reported by the server:
Timeout during connect (likely firewall problem)
To fix these errors, please make sure that your domain name was
entered correctly and the DNS A/AAAA record(s) for that domain
contain(s) the right IP address. Additionally, please check that
your computer has a publicly routable IP address and that no
firewalls are preventing the server from communicating with the
client. If you’re using the webroot plugin, you should also verify
that you are serving files from the webroot path you provided.
My web server is (include version): Apache2
The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): Raspberry Buster
My hosting provider, if applicable, is: N/A
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
The version of my client is (e.g. output of
certbot --version or
certbot-auto --version if you’re using Certbot): certbot 0.31.0
Using the simple method certbot --apache fails verification, so I tried it manually.
I created the required files on my server but the verification still fails.
Create a file containing just this data:
And make it available on your web server at this URL:
If I put the verification URL in my browser, it works fine and displays: