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? Thanks Pete -- Unencumbered by the thought process. -- Click and Clack the Tappet brothers -- This message has been scanned for viruses and dangerous content by MailScanner, and is believed to be clean.