[CentOS] Pidgin fails to connect google

Pete Geenhuizen

pete at geenhuizen.net
Fri Sep 27 17:33:48 UTC 2019

I recently upgraded to Centos 7.7 and when I rebooted everything seemed 
to be OK except that pidgin failed to  connect to gtalk with the error 
SSL Handshake Failed
After trying several configuration changes with no luck I tried pidgin 
on a host that was still running Centos 7.6 and it had the same error.
Based on that I'm concluding that it doesn't appear to have anything to 
do with Centos 7,7 but that the failure is coincidental.
Does anyone know what the problem is and how to resolve it?

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