Hmmmm. I've tried connecting to various sites using https without success. I've tried this on both IRIX 6.5.2 and Digital Unix 4.0d. When I installed OpenSSL 0.9.6a using the default configure options, it didn't make any shared libraries, but I have libssl.a and libcrypto.a installed, and wget's configure process does find them. (Do I need to install the shared libraries?) For example, I can connect to https://www.apache-ssl.org/ in Netscape just fine, but here's what happens when I try with wget 1.7: % ./src/wget --debug https://www.apache-ssl.org/ DEBUG output created by Wget 1.7 on osf4.0d. parseurl ("https://www.apache-ssl.org/") -> host www.apache-ssl.org -> opath -> dir -> file -> ndir newpath: / --14:01:54-- https://www.apache-ssl.org/ => `index.html' Connecting to www.apache-ssl.org:443... Caching www.apache-ssl.org <-> 126.96.36.199 Created fd 4. connected! Unable to establish SSL connection. Closing fd 4 Unable to establish SSL connection.