Thursday, February 26, 2004 07:02 AM
I had this exact error message...in my case, the corporate firewall was blocking access to the port on the external web service I was trying to hit over a secure connection (https). Once they changed the firewall rules, I was able to make it to the service.
Here are some links that talk about how to get past a proxy server if that is your situation.
and I vaguely remember this being discussed in the sun JSSE guide.