`sslv3 alert illegal parameter` message when using SSL in a reverse proxy

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • When configuring a reverse proxy the following error is seen in the error logs:
[Thu Feb 06 11:36:41 2014] [info] SSL Library Error: 336032791 error:14077417:SSL routines:SSL23_GET_SERVER_HELLO:sslv3 alert illegal parameter


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • mod_ssl 2.2.15
  • OpenSSL/1.0.0

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